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Convicted Twitter Spy Says US Hid Whistle-Blower Report

  • Abouammo says report undermines prosecution’s case against him
  • Government misconduct claims follow August conviction by jury
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A former Twitter Inc. employee who was convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia by turning over personal information of platform users said he deserves a new trial because prosecutors didn’t tell him about a whistle-blower’s report on security lapses at the company.

Ahmad Abouammo said in a court filing Thursday that the explosive report might have helped him because, as his lawyer argued to the jury, Twitter threw him “under the bus” to deflect from the company’s careless handling of its users’ data.