Twitter: US backs down on seeking anti-Trump user records
April 7, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government has dropped its request for Twitter to produce records that could identify users behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump, the company said Friday.
As a result, Twitter is withdrawing a federal lawsuit that challenged the government's request. On Thursday, Twitter charged that efforts by the government to "unmask" the people behind the account violated the First Amendment.
"The speed with which the government buckled shows just how blatantly unconstitutional its demand was in the first place," American Civil Liberties Union attorney Esha Bhan...