Facebook Lauded for Fighting Government Secrecy Demand

Facebook was lauded after going to court in 2017 to fight a federal gag order that prevented the company from alerting users about search warrants for their account information. Facebook’s fight involved three warrants likely relating to mass arrests around President Trump’s inauguration and raised “important First Amendment concerns" about a user's right to know when the government seeks their private data from online services. Facebook’s strong stance prompted favorable media coverage and was supported by amicus briefs from the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a group of tech companies.

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