USER TWEETS IM­AGE TO TRIG­GER SEIZURE

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD -

dal­las» A Newsweek re­porter who has epilepsy is seek­ing in­for­ma­tion from Twit­ter in his ef­fort to find out the iden­tity of a per­son he says sent him an im­age in­tended to trig­ger a seizure.

Kurt Eichen­wald filed a re­quest Mon­day in Dal­las County Court seek­ing to de­pose Twit­ter ex­ec­u­tives. The im­age ap­par­ently was sent in re­sponse to Eichen­wald’s out­spo­ken crit­i­cism of Pres­i­den­t­elect Don­ald Trump.

Eichen­wald says in his re­quest that the im­age ef­fec­tively trig­gered a seizure. He says the per­son tweeted a strobe im­age with the words, “You de­serve a seizure for your posts,” on Dec. 15.

The le­gal fil­ing says Twit­ter sus­pended the sender’s ac­count “upon learn­ing of the as­sault.”

Twit­ter says it doesn’t com­ment on in­di­vid­ual in­ves­ti­ga­tions. Eichen­wald’s at­tor­ney didn’t im­me­di­ately re­turn a mes­sage seek­ing com­ment Tues­day.

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