Twitter sues American government over surveillance laws
October 8 , 2014
Twitter has sued the American government over US surveillance laws.
Under existing laws, the company cannot reveal certain information about requests by the state for user data that relates to national security. Twitter believes that this is in violation of the First Amendment’s right to free speech.
In a blog post the company's lawyer Ben Lee wrote that Twitter believed it was “entitled under the First Amendment” to provide information about “the scope of US government surveillance”.