Twitter withdraws lawsuit filed over anti-Trump account

Key Points
  • Twitter filed a federal lawsuit Thursday to block an order by the U.S. government.
  • The government was seeking information about an anti-Trump account, but has since backed down.
  • Twitter declined to comment further.
Twitter withdraws suit over anti-Trump account

Twitter on Friday pulled a lawsuit filed against the U.S. government, saying that a summons by the government for user account information had been withdrawn, according to new court papers.

The move came a day after the social media company filed a federal lawsuit to block an order by the U.S. government demanding it reveal who is behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump's tough immigration policies.

The Twitter account in question was claimed to be the work of at least one federal immigration employee, according to the lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court.

Twitter declined to comment.