McAlpine drops claims against tweeters

Lord McAlpine has dropped defamation claims against Twitter users with fewer than 500 followers who wrongly named him as a paedophile, instead asking for a donation to the BBC's Children In Need, he said.

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McAlpine drops Twitter actions

Conservative peer Lord McAlpine has dropped defamation claims against Twitter users with fewer than 500 followers who wrongly named him as a paedophile. But he is pursuing legal action against the Commons Speaker's wife Sally Bercow.