Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul loses bid for identities of those posting online spoof

A federal judge ruled that Republican presidential contender Ron Paul could not force YouTube and Twitter to provide the identities of whoever uploaded videos with a spoof of Ron Paul bashing former candidate Jon Huntsman for being a Chinese agent.

It is unusual for a candidate to sue in these matters given the courts’ tolerance of robust give and take in presidential campaigns, writes Jeff Roberts in paidContent. -db

From a commentary in paidContent, January 26, 2012, by Jeff Roberts.

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