Elon Musk’s Twitter was fined $350,000 for refusing to comply with a search warrant on Donald Trump’s Twitter account earlier this year. according to new court documents released on Wednesday. The warrant was issued as part of a special Justice Department investigation.
In January, special counsel Jack Smith obtained a search warrant for former President Trump’s Twitter account, @realdonaldtrump, as part of his investigation into Trump’s role in interfering with the peaceful transfer of power following the presidential election in 2020.
Documents released Tuesday say Twitter, now known as X, objected to producing the information required in the order in February, arguing that the confidentiality order that accompanied it was invalid under the First Amendment.
X did not immediately respond to a request for comment.