Roseanne Barr has suggested she might leave Twitter in response to a court order demanding that Twitter turn over three months’ worth of tweets by an Occupy Wall Street protester.
Twitter initially had resisted turning over the tweets to prosecutors in the case of Malcolm Harris, who was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with an Occupy Wall Street march on the Brooklyn Bridge last October. Prosecutors hoped the tweets would demonstrate that Harris knowingly disregarded police orders.
In a statement, Twitter said it was “disappointed in the judge’s decision” and was considering its options.
Barr lashed out at Twitter for complying nonetheless.
— Robert Muldoon (@elephantspike) July 2, 2012
@TheRealRoseanne Surely. There won't b a site that escapes that agenda. They aim 2 peek n @ every1. If we step out o line, they'll nab us.
— La Monica (@lamonbrooks) July 2, 2012
Supporters argued that Twitter is a powerful tool for connecting with audiences and urged her to stay, but Barr announced that her results were unimpressive.
@TheRealRoseanne leave and then your voice, your thots, your ideas, your encouragement goes silent as death? Silence is a form of death…
— Allison Hudson (@mshuddy) July 2, 2012
— ?? Real GK ?? (@GenKnoxx) July 2, 2012