Immediately, an unsealed courtroom doc revealed that, earlier this yr, a federal choose held Twitter (now referred to as X) in contempt of courtroom. The choose imposed $350,000 in sanctions.
Sanctions have been utilized after the social media platform delayed compliance with a federal search warrant that required Twitter at hand over Donald Trump’s Twitter information with out telling the previous president concerning the warrant for 180 days.
At first, Twitter resisted producing Trump’s information and argued that the federal government’s nondisclosure order violated the First Modification and the Saved Communications Act. Nonetheless, US circuit choose Florence Pan wrote that the courtroom was largely unpersuaded by Twitter’s arguments, principally as a result of the federal government’s curiosity in Trump’s information as a part of its ongoing January 6 investigation was “unquestionably compelling.”
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