Twitter sues US over anti-Trump account

Twitter is suing the US government after it demanded it reveal the identity of an anti-Trump account.

The @ALT_USCIS profile was an anonymous profile account criticising President Trumpís immigration policy.

The @ALT_USCIS profile was an anonymous profile account criticising President Trumpís immigration policy.

Twitter has requested a court block the Trump administrationís request, calling it a matter of free speech.

Twitter has requested a court block the Trump administrationís request, calling it a matter of free speech.

"The rights of free speech afforded Twitter's users and Twitter itself under the First Amendment of the US Constitution include a right to disseminate such anonymous or pseudonymous political speech,Ē the company argued.

It added that the government "may not compel Twitter to disclose information regarding the real identities of these users without first demonstrating that some criminal or civil offense has been committed".