DOJ asks court to dismiss Twitter lawsuit
“Twitter wants to publish the number of orders it receives for user data.”
The Justice Department is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Twitter that claims the social media company’s First Amendment rights were violated.
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Twitter filed the lawsuit after it was blocked from publishing transparency reports with exact details on the number of government orders it receives to turn over customer information.
The DOJ, in a court filing last week, denied that its nondisclosure policies violate the First Amendment, maintaining it must balance transparency with national security concerns.
“The additional material that Twitter seeks to publish is information that the Government has judged is properly protected classified national security information, the disclosure of which would risk serious harm to national security,” the Justice Department wrote in its brief.
The department also asked the court to dismiss a number of other aspects of Twitter’s complaint, before taking up the First Amendment issue.
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