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Trump Sued by Twitter Over Bid to Unmask @Alt-Agency Handle

  • U.S. demands to know identity of immigration policy critic
  • Twitter says request violates users’ free speech rights
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President Donald Trump wants to know who’s behind the rogue federal employee Twitter accounts slamming his administration’s policies. Twitter Inc.’s suing to keep him from finding out.

Twitter alleges that the Trump administration’s subpoena for information to identify the users behind accounts critical of the president would violate their Constitutional rights to free-speech. The social media giant contends users are entitled to their anonymity unless they’ve violated a law that would warrant unmasking and the government has failed to make such a case.