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someone has created a false twitter account & is tweeting slanderous

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someone has created a false twitter account & is tweeting slanderous comments. How can I find out who did this? there has to be a way to trace the tweets back to an original URL #. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dustin replied 2 years ago.
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When you say slanderous.. Do you mean personally slanderous..

Or is this related to a business?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
did you get my reply?
Expert:  Dustin replied 2 years ago.
Not yet.. I asked you if it was personal slander, or business related..

If its personal in nature, then you will need to file a report on the person.

If someone has posted your private, personally identifiable information on Twitter, please submit a Support ticket.

If something has gone beyond the point of a personal conflict and has turned into actual violent threats that you feel are credible, call the police. You can report violent threats by submitting a Support ticket.

That beeing said.. In most of these cases its just best to block the person, and edit the privacy settings on y our tweets so that not everyone can see them.


If you have further questions, let me know.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I need to find out who did this. Isnt there a way to trace the messages back to an URL??
Expert:  Dustin replied 2 years ago.
Unfortunately.. It takes warrants and subpoenas to find out the owner of a Twitter account..

The same goes for pretty much any type of account online.

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