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>> Twitter, on Friday dropping his lawsuit against the U.S. government, after the Department of Homeland Security withdrew its demand for the account information belonging to a user critical of president Trump. It's an abrupt end to an unusual dispute, but Reuters correspondent David Ingram says, this may not be the last we hear of it.
00:00:18
>> The government isn't saying why they withdrew this summons. There are a couple possibilities. One is, that they didn't think they were likely to win in court in a very public debate over free speech. Another is, they may take another look and try to continue this investigation in some other way.
00:00:35
>> It's unclear if the summons was issued by just one federal employee, or many. But the quick withdrawal suggest that the Justice Department may not have liked what they saw.>> There are some lawyers who think this was not a very well thought out petition by the Government.
00:00:49
That this summons, it had a wrong date, where it demanded that Twitter turn over documents on March 13th, but Twitter says they didn't get the document til March 14th. It was a handwritten fax, and used a law that Twitter says, would have been an abuse of the law because the law relates to imported merchandise.
00:01:13
>> The people behind the ALT Immigration handle have not disclosed their identities, but many assume real government employees are behind the tweets.