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Don't Tweet Out People's Private Addresses

Spike Lee learned the hard way that he shouldn't go around spreading people's personal information when he tweeted out what he thought was the home address of George Zimmerman to his 240,000 followers in February 2012. The address actually belonged to Elaine and David McClain, a couple with no connection to Zimmerman. He later deleted the tweet, publicly apologized, and reportedly paid the McClains $10,000, but the couple filed a lawsuit against the director in November 2013 for failure to exercise reasonable care.

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