Govt. Backs Off, Twitter Drops Lawsuit

Twitter on Friday dropped a lawsuit it had filed a day earlier against the U.S. government, saying in court papers that the government had withdrawn a summons for information about an account critical of President Donald Trump.

Twitter Sues Govt. Over Anti-Trump Account

Twitter is suing the US government to prevent the Trump administration from forcing it to reveal who’s running an anti-Trump account. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Twitter says an arm of the Department of Homeland Security used a “limited-purpose investigatory tool” in an effort to unmask the identity of the person or people behind @ALT_uscis, an account that criticizes the administration’s management of US Citizenship and Immigration Services. USCIS is part of DHS.