• Kyodo


Japan has seen dozens of libel cases involving Twitter posts in the past two years, with some users taking over others’ accounts and posting content that tarnishes the reputations of the real users.

There were at least 26 court orders by Japanese courts to the U.S. microblogging service company to delete posts or disclose user information over defamation through tweets, and the number is expected to grow as more users are filing similar claims, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

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