DEPT. OF JUSTICE SEEKS IP ADDRESSES OF PEOPLE VISITING ANTI-TRUMP WEBSITE

The Dept. of Justice has obtained a search warrant in order to get data on visitors to anti-Trump site disruptj20.org, according to Popehat.com.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The Dept. of Justice claims that visitors of the website are coordinating illegal behavior.

“The Department of Justice initially used subpoenas to DreamHost to seek subscriber information about who ran the site. That’s fairly straightforward. But then they doubled down. They obtained a search warrant for an extremely broad array of data related to the site, including all stored records of access to the site or communications with the site.

As written, it seems to demand data including the IP addresses of everyone who ever accessed the site and the content of every site visitor’s question or comment submitted through the site’s comment form, as well as all emails sent to or through the web site. The Department of Justice has filed a motion in the DC court where charges are pending to compel DreamHost to respond, and DreamHost has filed an opposition articulating its objections to the warrant.

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