Twitter wins in its fight against the U.S. government for user privacy

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Congrats, Twitter! You won!

Twitter withdrew its lawsuit against the U.S. government Friday, only a day after filing, after the government backed down from its request for information regarding an immigration-focused, anti-Trump account. The Guardian tweeted the news. The lawsuit has been updated. 

To summarize, the U.S. government, specifically the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was seeking information on the anonymous Twitter account @ALT_uscis, which tweets about immigration issues and takes a particular anti-Trump stance. 

Twitter, as they have done repeatedly in the past, stood by its mission for user privacy as well as transparency. 

Victory for all Twitter users. And the resistance continues

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