The Donald Trump administration wished to learn about an anti-Trump Twitter account, or more precisely the person behind it. But #Twitter, faithful to its policy of confidentiality, stands up to the American authorities. #Donald Trump (or rather @realDonaldTrump ) loves Twitter and even believes that this blue bird has helped him win the elections.

But, Twitter Inc. on Thursday just filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government that demands it reveals the person behind the anti-Trump account reported Reuters. The account is named "ALT Immigration" and the the bio of the account is quoted: "Immigration resistance... Not the views of DHS or USCIS.

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Old fellow drank Russian soup #altgov [sic]."

Twitter intends to protect @ALT_uscis. "The freedom of expression given to Twitter and its users by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution includes the right to disseminate this kind of anonymous or pseudonymous political speech," the social network wrote in its complaint.

The U.S. government versus data protection

According to Twitter, there is no legal basis for the U.S. government to make such request. "The defendants did not even try to fulfill this requirement," notes the microblogging site in its lawsuit. For this and the following reasons, Twitter "respectfully asks the federal court to declare the order to be illegal and to prohibit its implementation."

Soon after the lawsuit news broke, @ALT_uscis pinned the tweet of a copy of the First Amendment and an image of part of the lawsuit.

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The account's followers have raised in a huge number. But Twitter with such incidents reminds us of how it works; every user targeted by the government is directly notified by the social network and it does not transmit data to the authorities without the consent of the owner of the account.

An unchanged privacy policy

This is not the first time that Twitter defends the rights of its users. In 2014, Twitter sued the government after restrictions imposed on the publication of national security-related surveillance requests.

After leaking NSA documents by Edward Snowden in 2013, Twitter refused to cooperate with the government on data transmission after several months of negotiations. The proposals of the American authorities did not fulfill the transparency of the social network. In 2014, the little blue bird did not prefer to see Google, Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Microsoft sign an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, committing to sending regular data to the government.

This typical privacy policy earned the company more admiration in the tech community and in pressure groups. Twitter also said in its latest transparency report that "As soon as possible, Twitter attempts to restrict requests for account information or rejects them entirely because of a wide variety of circumstances." #anti trump