Twitter Sues U.S. Over Surveillance Requests

Twitter on Tuesday filed suit against the FBI and the Justice Department, seeking the ability to release detailed information on government surveillance of Twitter users.

“We’ve tried to achieve the level of transparency our users deserve without litigation, but to no avail,” Twitter said in a blog post announcing the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court.

Like other major tech companies, Twitter releases reports disclosing how many government requests it receives for information on its users. But the reports are vague because Twitter is barred by law from disclosing more details on government surveillance requests.

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