FBI Forced Twitter To Share User Data Without Legal Warrant, Company Reveals As Gag Orders Lifted

(From The International Business Times)

The social media platform announced Friday it received two national security requests, one each in 2015 and 2016, asking for users’ account data without informing the affected users. The company could not reveal this earlier since it was bound by gag orders until now that restricted it from openly speaking about the matter.

The requests were received in the form of national security letters (NSLs).

“We have provided each of the account holders with copies of the relevant NSLs (certain information redacted to protect privacy) as well as the account data we were compelled to produce,” the company said in an official blog post.

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