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Twitter yanks lawsuit against US government over anti-Trump account

Twitter has withdrawn its lawsuit against the U.S government over an attempt to reveal the identities of the users behind the anti-Trump @ALT_USCIS account.

Just a day after launching the legal action, Twitter has pulled the suit against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to court documents filed Friday.

A “rogue” government account, @ALT_USCIS describes its goal as “immigration resistance.” In its initial lawsuit, Twitter said that it received a CBP summons on March 14 demanding records that would “unmask” the people behind @ALT_USCIS.

TWITTER FILES LAWSUIT OVER US GOVERNMENT ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY USERS BEHIND ANTI-TRUMP ACCOUNT

However, in court documents filed Friday Twitter says that counsel for DHS and CBP from the Department of Justice contacted the company’s lawyers “to advise that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has withdrawn the summons and the summons no longer has any force or effect.”

“Because the summons has now been withdrawn, Twitter voluntary dismisses without prejudice all claims against Defendants in the above-captioned matter,” it added.

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