Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lord McAlpine to ask 10,000 Twitter users who falsely linked him to child abuse scandal for apology and £5 compensation

Lord McAlpine's lawyers plan to ask for a formal apology and a £5 donation to a children's charity from thousands of Twitter users who allegedly wrote tweets falsely linking him to child abuse.

The estimated 10,000 Twitter users who tweeted or 'retweeted' the Conservative peer's name would avoid legal action by doing so, his representatives said.