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Judge blocks Twitter’s bid to reveal government surveillance requests

Judge blocks Twitter’s bid to reveal government surveillance requests

As per a new ruling, Twitter will not be able to reveal surveillance requests it received from the US Govt., ending a six-year legal battle. Twitter sued the DOJ in 2014 to be allowed to reveal the surveillance requests it received, arguing that its free-speech rights were being violated. The court ruled the request ’would be likely to lead to grave or imminent harm to the national security’.

michael 5 months

they should reveal it anyway. if it causes Twitter to get dismantled, that is a win win. Twitter is a toxic pile of garbage.

Devolved 5 months

Shouldn't that read...US Judge blocks freedom of speech, walks over constitution like a breakdancer on a floormat.

T3hGladiator 5 months

God, never would have guessed I'd agree with Twitter.

Darrell Vermilion
Darrell Vermilion 5 months

...Excuse me, bitсh? Last I checked Twitter isn't a fucкing FISA court, and if they're allowed to publish requests for information by foreign governments on individual users OUTSIDE the United States, I can't see a valid explanation for blocking the release of those requests to citizens WITHIN the US. What in the name of Edward Snowden's revelations am I reading.

Tommy Rotten
Tommy Rotten 5 months

Of course

Paul N
Paul N 5 months

Interesting. Some people can look at our information, however we are not allowed to know who is investigating us? Who watches the watchers? How did they get to this point. Is this a centrally controlled group?

Darrell Vermilion
Darrell Vermilion 5 months

To clarify--they DO notify users of government requests for information in foreign countries in order to warn those users (typically people who find themselves at odds with the government in power) that the tyrants running their shithole country are about tonhabe them extrajudicially assassinated, so there IS some precedent here. We've just never had to worry about this shiт in the United States up until now.

NPC #2
NPC #2 5 months

This lawsuit cannot be sincere if an organization with a long history of censorship like Twitter is calling for free speech.

Katharine 5 months

Weird 😡🙄

I have no idea
I have no idea 5 months

The one time Twitter actually teies to do what is people's interest the government stops them.

The 5 months

Wow. Free speech rights down the toilet...

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