DOJ: Withdraw the warrant for DisruptJ20 IP addresses
September 29, 2017
In a chilling move, the Justice Department served web hosting platform DreamHost with a warrant for 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to the DisruptJ20 website. DisruptJ20 is the group that organized mass protests at Donald Trump's inauguration where over 200 activists were arrested.
Beyond the IP addresses of millions of visitors, the DOJ also wants DreamHost to hand over email content, photos, and contact information for thousands of these individuals. DreamHost is refusing to comply with this disturbing overreach.
The consequences of this action could be broad – Americans may be intimidated about exercising their First Amendment rights to free speech and protest if they think the government will collect their information and potentially put them on a watch list.
Demand the DOJ withdraw its warrant NOW!