FBI Tells 9th Circ. Twitter Has No Right To Pub Classified Info

Law360 (January 7, 2021, 10:23 PM EST) -- The FBI is fighting to keep Twitter from releasing a transparency report that details the instances in which the social media giant cooperated with the agency on national security matters, telling the Ninth Circuit that it's not a First Amendment issue.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is hoping that the Ninth Circuit will simply side with the California federal court that handed the agency a resounding win earlier this year, warning Thursday that Twitter's proposed disclosures could do "serious damage to national security" if published.

It's a balancing act, according to the FBI, between keeping the public informed and protecting national...

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