Six years ago, Twitter embarked on a fierce legal battle against the United States government. The social network wanted to be able to display, in a transparent manner, the specific requests from the government it had received regarding national security.
This was followed by six years of legal struggle to decide whether or not the government of the USA violated the First Amendment by prohibiting the disclosure of that figure to the firm, which said to want the display for clarity and honesty vis-to its users.
And after all this time, it seems that the answer is all found: judge Yvonne Gonalez Rogers purely and simply refused Twitter requests while rejecting the complaint according to the wishes of the government.
She was allegedly convinced by confidential arguments proving that the disclosure of such information would have “serious and imminent consequences” on the security of the country.
A spokesperson for the firm declared his disappointment following this decision, saying that it would not stop his fighting and progress for more transparency.