Twitter sues Homeland Security to protect anonymity of ‘Alt Immigration’ account

By: Camila Domonoske

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A now-deleted tweet from @ALT_USCIS was included in a complaint Twitter filed against the Department of Homeland Security. Twitter says DHS tried to unmask the user behind this account, which has “expressed dissent in a range of different ways,” including this early tweet that “the author apparently believed cast doubt on the Administration’s immigration policy.” Twitter/U.S. District Court Northern District of California

Twitter is suing the Department of Homeland Security after the agency demanded to know the identity of the person behind the “@ALT_uscis” or “Alt Immigration” Twitter account, one of several “rogue” accounts ostensibly created by anonymous employees of the federal government.

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