Supreme Court rejects Elon Musk appeal of FBI ban on disclosing surveillance of tweets

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Elon Musk to lift a ban on X from disclosing who the federal government is surveilling on its platform.

X, formerly known as Twitter, attempted to publish a report in 2014 disclosing the number of government surveillance orders that it had received over a six-month period in 2013. The report was shared with the FBI for review, only for the federal agency to bar the company from publishing the document. The 9th Circuit upheld the restriction, saying that the relevant information was considered classified.

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X filed a request for the appeal in September. The court did not offer any reasons for why it rejected the social media platform’s request, nor did it say if any judges were interested in the case.

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