Twitter is suing the U.S. government

Twitter, a company long known for their legal fearlessness, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government. The lawsuit alleges Twitter’s first amendment rights have been violated because they aren’t allowed to disclose the amount of national security requests it receives.

In the filing Twitter writes: “When the government intrudes on speech, the First Amendment requires that it do so in the most limited way possible,” they then go on to say that the government has failed to meet that requirement.

“It’s our belief that we are entitled under the First Amendment to respond to our users’ concerns and to the statements of U.S. government officials by providing information about the scope of U.S. government surveillance..”

You can read more about this at Twitter’s blog.

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