Twitter Sues Government Over Attempts to Unmask Anti-Trump Account

Twitter has sued the Trump administration over attempts of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to unmask the identity of users behind an account critical of the government. The account in question, @ALT_USCIS, is one of several alt-government accounts which were launched after the new administration took office and proceeded to silence some official Twitter government accounts.

The lawsuit, filed in the Northern District of California, alleges that the DHS tried to use a “limited-purpose investigatory tool” to find out who is behind the account in question, which has been critical of the immigration policy of the current administration. “The rights of free speech afforded to Twitter’s users and Twitter itself under the U.S. Constitution include a right to disseminate such anonymous or pseudonymous free speech,” the lawsuit argues.

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  • FactsWillOut

    I gotta say I’m with Twitter on this one.
    The DHS is an obscenity against freedom.

    • Andy

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    • WalterBannon

      Screw that, and Twatter. Whats good for Obama to do is good for trump to do.

      I say unmask them so they can be fired. Drain the swamp

  • Hard Little Machine

    Twitter is more or less right. But since their executive Chairman of the Board is in fact the leader of a front group that funnels illegal Iranian money to Congress, there’s any number of other GOOD reasons to go after them.