Dec 14, 2018

Wetherspoons fake accounts to be exposed

The high court in London has ruled that Twitter must reveal the identity behind parody accounts set up to mimic the pub chain Wetherspoons. The accounts had tens of thousands of followers between them. The firm behind the pubs, JD Wetherspoon, said that the accounts "Damaged its brand". A spokesman for the pub chain said it was "Pleased with the court decision", adding that the parody accounts had "Caused Wetherspoons lots of issues over a period of time". In court, lawyer Adrian Fox said it suspected all the accounts were run by the same person.

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