Someone has been using a Twitter account, claiming to be a federal employee, to mock and criticize President Trump and his administration. The site was designed as a take-off of the US Customs and Border Protection agency. When the agency tried to get Twitter to reveal the identity of the individual behind the account, Twitter filed a lawsuit. On Friday, they withdrew their lawsuit.
Twitter has withdrawn its lawsuit against the Trump administration a day after it alleged that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers tried to get the company to reveal the identity of an account critical of the agency.
The company’s lawsuit filed Thursday accused CBP of employing an administrative summons typically used for investigating imported merchandise to get Twitter to unmask information about an account called @ALT_uscis.
The account is a parody of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office and claims to be run by a government employee.
But in another filing on Friday, lawyers for Twitter said that CBP had withdrawn its summons, essentially dropping the effort to get the company to reveal the identity of the account user.