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article imageFootballer gets High Court order against Twitter after disclosure

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By Kev Hedges     May 21, 2011 in Internet
A UK footballer who took out a super-injunction preventing the media from mentioning his name in a sex scandal, is to lodge a High Court order against Twitter after his identity was revealed in a tweet on the micro-blogging website.
The Premiership player, who can only be identified as CTB is currently taking action against the Sun newspaper and former Big Brother star Imogen Thomas. This follows revelations of a sex scandal involving the married player. Now the football star has procured a High Court order asking Californian-based Twitter to reveal details and identities of users who had exposed his identity. Since the disclosure however, thousands of Twitter users have repeated his name. His identity is being revealed up to 100 times a minute on Twitter but on the site's UK trending list it is conspicuous by its absence.
Lawyers from media law firm Schillings, who are representing CTB have issued a statement confirming the action against Twitter and "persons unknown" has been taken, reports the BBC.
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