In an effort to be more transparent, Twitter wanted to reveal more information about the surveillance requests it received from the U.S. government. All U.S. companies are subject to a law that compels them to give up any information they have on users if it’s tied to a current investigation and if it’s a matter of national security.
After six years, a U.S. has blocked Twitter’s request be more transparent about their surveillance requests, citing national security risk. Twitter argued that their right to be transparent was one of free rights.
Unfortunately, Twitter is not the only company that can’t be forthcoming about the user information it gives up to the U.S. government.
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