July 17, 2017
Facebook is fighting a court order blocking it from notifying users when law officials request to search their online information.
Tech companies and civil liberties groups have joined the social media giant in the D.C case, claiming it violates first amendment rights.
While the hearings are closed, court papers mention search warrants related to protests taking place during President Trump’s inauguration.
Facebook states over the past six months the government has made nearly 41,000 information requests, and provided data in about 83% of those cases.