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Twitter drops lawsuit after government withdraws request to unmask an anti-Trump account

Twitter dropped its legal fight with the federal government Friday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection reversed course and withdrew a summons seeking to unmask the users of an account critical of the Trump administration. "Once there’s push back and legal rights are asserted, then those things typically go away. The surprise with this one was that the government even let it get as far as it did,” said David Greene, a lawyer and civil liberties director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Friday, April 7, 2017
The Mercury News

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