By Robert A. Vella

A day after Twitter filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which sought to block that federal agency from forcing it to reveal the identity of a user who had engaged in speech critical of President Trump, this happened:

Twitter on Friday pulled a lawsuit filed against the U.S. government, saying that a summons by the government for user account information had been withdrawn, according to new court papers.

The move came a day after the social media company filed a federal lawsuit to block an order by the U.S. government demanding it reveal who is behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump’s tough immigration policies.


The American Civil Liberties Union, which told NBC News it was representing the person behind the @ALT_uscis account, called the development a “big victory for free speech and right to dissent.”

Twitter declined to comment.

Shush… everybody be quiet, and maybe this embarrassing situation will fade away!

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