DOJ Demands Facebook Give Them Information On Anti-Trump Activists

The Department of Justice demands that Facebook give it information on anti-Trump activists according to CNN. (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

The Department of Justice demands that Facebook give it information on anti-Trump activists according to CNN.

Trump administration lawyers are demanding the private account information of potentially thousands of Facebook users in three separate search warrants served on the social media giant, according to court documents obtained by CNN. The warrants specifically target the accounts of three Facebook users who are described by their attorneys as "anti-administration activists who have spoken out at organized events, and who are generally very critical of this administration's policies."

The American Civil Liberties Union, representing the three Facebook users, filed a motion to quash the warrants Thursday. "What is particularly chilling about these warrants is that anti-administration political activists are going to have their political associations and views scrutinized by the very administration they are protesting," said ACLU attorney Scott Michelman.

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