Apr 7, 2017

Twitter forces US to drop demand for Trump critic's details

Twitter said that demand had been withdrawn after it filed a lawsuit. The summons also demanded the information by 13 March 2017 - a day before the request was even sent to Twitter. Twitter went to court in San Francisco to block the move, saying the CBP was "Abusing a limited-purpose investigatory tool" and stifling freedom of speech. In January, when Donald Trump became President Trump, several so-called "Alternative" accounts for US government services began appearing online. The "Alternative" departments sprung up on Twitter following the gagging of the official National Parks Service Twitter account.

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