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Twitter sues the government, alleging First Amendment infringement

Twitter on Tuesday sued the federal government, demanding that it be able to release more details about how the feds surveil the social network's users.

In a suit filed in California, the company said it was unconstitutional for the feds to bar it from divulging information contained in its "transparency report." The report, which the government considers classified, details how often federal agents submit requests for user information.

"Twitter is entitled under the First Amendment to respond to its users' concerns and to the statements of U.S. government officials by providing more complete information about the limited scope of U.S. government surveillance of Twitter user accounts — including what types of legal process have not been received by Twitter," the suit states.

The suit names the Department of Justice and FBI as defendants.