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Twitter Slams Trump’s Social Media Checks on U.S. Visa Seekers

May 29, 2020, 6:07 PM

As President Donald Trump lashes out at Twitter Inc. for allegedly infringing his free speech, the company is saying the same about his administration’s screening of social media accounts of foreign visitors and immigrants to the U.S.

Twitter and Reddit Inc. joined the Internet Association, an industry group, in a brief submitted Thursday in support of a lawsuit challenging the requirement that applicants for U.S. visas register their social media accounts. The lawsuit was filed in December in federal court in Washington by the Brennan Center for Justice and the Knight First Amendment Institute on behalf of a group of ...