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White house asks Facebook for info on anti-Trump protests

PTI
Published Sep 30, 2017, 1:33 am IST
Updated Sep 30, 2017, 1:33 am IST
One of the users operated a Facebook page to discuss Inauguration Day protests that was visited by some 6,000 users.
The warrants, served to the social media giant in February after Donald Trump’s inauguration (Photo: Representational Image)
 The warrants, served to the social media giant in February after Donald Trump’s inauguration (Photo: Representational Image)

A civil rights group on Friday launched a bid to prevent White House lawyers from obtaining private data of possibly thousands of Facebook users via search warrants linked to anti-Trump protests.

The warrants, served to the social media giant in February after Donald Trump’s inauguration, pinpoint three users whose lawyers say are considered activists critical of the current administration. One of the users operated a Facebook page to discuss Inauguration Day protests that was visited by some 6,000 users —whose identities would be available to the government if Facebook abides by the warrants. 

 

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