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Russell Brand Just Tweeted A Daily Mail Reporter's Contact Details

Brand photographed and tweeted the business card of senior Daily Mail reporter Neil Sears and encouraged his 8.7 million followers to get in touch, then deleted the tweet soon afterwards.

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Russell Brand and the Daily Mail are not best friends – which explains why the comedian this afternoon tweeted the contact details of a Mail reporter to his 8.7 million followers.

Twitter: @rustyrockets

Brand's assertion that Sears "wants to talk about it" was seen by some followers as an invitation to contact the reporter with abusive messages.

(We've blurred the contact details.)

The picture was tweeted at 1.51pm but deleted 30 minutes later as Brand declared: "I'm human."

That was a bit nuts. He put it thru me door with "please call" on it. They're bothering me Mum. Deleted it. I'm human.

Russell Brand@rustyrocketsFollow

That was a bit nuts. He put it thru me door with "please call" on it. They're bothering me Mum. Deleted it. I'm human.

2:32 PM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Meanwhile, others questioned the ethics and legality of Brand's actions.

Interesting to see what police do about @rustyrockets tweet of a hacks mobile number. They served harassment order for three calls recently

@dbanksy@DBanksyFollow

Interesting to see what police do about @rustyrockets tweet of a hacks mobile number. They served harassment order for three calls recently

2:15 PM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@guyadams tweeted NBC exec's email to <15k + @Twitter suspended him. Wonder if @rustyrockets will get same for sending journo mob # to 8.7m

Archie Bland@archieblandFollow

.@guyadams tweeted NBC exec's email to <15k + @Twitter suspended him. Wonder if @rustyrockets will get same for sending journo mob # to 8.7m

2:16 PM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Twitter's rules state that users can't publish someone's private information without their consent.

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BuzzFeed News has contacted Twitter for comment, and we will update should we receive one.

We have also contacted Sears for his reaction.

The Mail and MailOnline have written a string of unflattering and critical articles about Brand in the past few weeks.

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Many of them contrasted his ethos of social activism, as explained in his book Revolution, with his wealthy lifestyle.

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