US Government Wants To Know Who’s Behind Anti-Trump Twitter Account: Twitter Fires Back With Lawsuit

Twitter has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration after it tried to force the social network to reveal the identity of the people behind an anti-Trump account.

The lawsuit, filed by Twitter against the Department of Homeland Security, represents a stand against a move to curb the rights of free speech in social media.

On March 13, a special agent from the Customs and Border Protection unit of the Department of Homeland Security sent a summons to Twitter, demanding the social network to disclose information regarding the ALT_USCIS account. The department was looking to acquire all the records that Twitter held regarding the account, including its user names, account log-in credentials, mailing addresses, IP addresses, and phone numbers.

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