Twitter Records Subpoenaed by SF District Attorney

San Francisco DA wants Twitter records related to "riot"

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    Sean Cartwright
    Two Occupy San Jose protesters in front of city hall on Oct. 6, 2012.

    Twitter has been asked to turn over records of tweets related to an Oct. 6 protest, according to reports.

    The San Francisco District Attorney's Office subpoenaed Twitter for information from the accounts of two protesters from that event, according to the San Francisco Examiner. So far, the microblogging Web site's attorneys are digging in their heels and resisting.

    District Attorney George Gascon wants all the information -- all tweets, retweets, photos, mentions and followers -- for Robert Donohoe and Lauren Smith.

    The DA has declined to discuss the case.

    The DA wants to see if the users' Twitter information can prove if they attempted to incite a riot, the newspaper reported.