Twitter Fined $350,000 for Violating Trump's Search Warrant According to Bloomberg, Twitter (now known as X) has been fined $350,000 for missing the deadline to comply with a search warrant related to Donald Trump's Twitter account. The court document revealed that the office of Jack Smith, the special federal prosecutor, obtained the search warrant while investigating Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election.
The prosecutor had requested the court to prohibit Twitter from disclosing the existence of the search warrant, arguing that it would seriously jeopardize the ongoing investigation and give Trump a chance to destroy evidence or change his behavior. However, Twitter opposed the secrecy order, claiming that it violated the company's First Amendment protection of free speech and filed an appeal. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected Twitter's objection to the secrecy order and upheld the fine against the company. The court document stated that Twitter eventually complied with the search warrant.