North East council backs South Tyneside in Twitter row.
Landmark decision – Cllr. Tom Fox
“I’ve followed this with great interest and I think it’s a landmark decision and a very important case.
“Too many people are prepared to beaver away anonymously using a pseudonym and hide behind that.
“People do have the right to say things, but they have to be right, otherwise it can be very damaging.
“Anyone who is spreading misinformation and sometimes deliberate lies needs to be brought to account.”
Cllr. Tom Fox, Leader Scarborough Borough Council
South Shields and South Tyneside people deserve to be shown in a better light, the vast majority of us are better people than those who wrote the offending blog, I call upon local and regional news organisations to similarly back our council’s decision to seek information which may unmask the Monkey and allow others to pursue litigation against the rogue blogger. There are two sides to every coin.
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