Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) is suing the department of Justice and the FBI on what it terms to be a violation of the 1st amendment rights. Twitter is firing the only revolt in Silicon Valley after other companies led by Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) opted to play by the rules. During an interview on Fox Business, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, Nabiha Syed, said it was extremely wrong for the government to bar Twitter from sharing even the basic of information.
“Twitter right now is suing over its right to disclose to its users very basic information about how many and what kind of requests the government is asking for, that’s it. Incredibly basic information. Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) said we want to put out a transparency report to tell our users. Gave it to the government took, and the government took months; turned around and said sorry you can’t publish this,” said Mrs. Syed.
Syed claims that Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) was turned down on its attempt to publish the report even without being told what was classified. Twitter argues that restrictions on the kind of information it can share and when, violates its right of free speech.
“They don’t even want to let Twitter tell its users this is how many, and this is what type, and this is the narrow or the broad type of request they’ve had. I mean Twitter is gaged here about everything not even just the specific content or specific user’s content,” said Mrs. Syed.
Early in the year the government reached an agreement with five of the big companies in Silicon Valley on the amount of information that is to be shared with the general public. Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) according to Syed is going back to the ruling arguing that it should be allowed to share everything it feels like without any caveat.
Syed believes that users will stand by Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) on its bid to share everything as it highlights a sense of responsibility and transparency in fighting for privacy rights.
Bain Capital‘s Brookside Capital held 3.60 million shares of Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) at the end of the second quarter of 2014.