Twitter power — Sarah Palin and the tweet to sue the entire Internet

As a follow-up to my Twitter is a waste of time blog, I provide a 4th example about the application of Twitter and social media communication:

Late night, July 4, Sarah Palin uses Twitter to threaten to sue the entire Internet.

Sarah Palin’s lawsuit tweets:

  • AKGovSarahPalin – See letter from my attorney on baseless allegations of last 24hrs @ http://tinyurl.com/l4ct5n [link broken, here is an updated link as @AKGovSarahPalin account deleted]

Politics Twitter-style.

Sarah Palin’s lawyer wrote that “we will be exploring legal options this week to address such defamation”. Sarah Palin has singled out blogger Shannyn Moore and any of those who re-publish “this defamation”, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Sarah Palin’s lawyer continues, “the Palins will not allow them [Shannyn More,” Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post] … to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law.”

Though the New York Times and Washington Post have yet to write anything about this, Van Flein said he believed they were asking questions. “What I’ve been informed is that they’ve been interviewing people in Wasilla about this, and have tried to interview the governor’s parents about it,” Van Flein said.

Here is a report from Anchorage Daily News Palin attorney decries ‘defamatory’ rumors.

Here is the Palin v. Moore defamation brief.

Attacking media assures one thing:  keeping your name in the media.

I have a question, should she give up the @AKGov part of her Twitter name?  Update:  she has, here’s Sarah Palin’s new Twitter account

Sarah Palin proves even within Twitter’s 140 characters you can effectively communicate.

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  1. Facebook and Twitter is no doubt more powerful then all the other Media sources and information spread so viral that it takes secs to get the news from Mars to Earth :)

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  2. I am surprised defamation is still outlawed, so to speak. I mean, the internet with FB, Twitter, Linkedin and other social media networks have caused a lot of people to just let it all out. What some would see as a total defamation 20, 30, 40 years ago, today just seems like online talk with no consequences.

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