The warrants target the accounts of three specific Facebook users who are described by their attorneys as "anti-administration activists who have spoken out at organized events, and who are generally very critical of this administration's policies."
This has brought about a call to arms not just for the defendants but to people as a whole, knowing the implications of such an action could reach far and wide.
Facebook harrowingly fought through months of legal proceedings so it could make all three of the Facebook users aware that the government attorneys wanted their private online information.
"We successfully fought in court to be able to notify the three people whose broad account information was requested by the government. We are grateful to the companies and civil society organizations that supported us in arguing for people's ability to learn about and challenge overly broad search warrants."
The American Civil Liberties Union, representing the three Facebook users, filed a motion to impede the warrants.
"What is particularly chilling about these warrants is that anti-administration political activists are going to have their political associations and views scrutinized by the very administration they are protesting," said ACLU attorney Scott Michelman. This is a fight no side is choosing to sit for.
Trump wants Dept of Justice to release names & personal info on Facebook users who "liked" anti-Trump posts. Are we next? Bring it on!— USMC-MSS (@USMCMSS) September 29, 2017
The search warrants seek all information -under the guise of National Security, stating the three in question pose a threat-about the accounts of Lacy MacAuley, Legba Carrefour and Emmelia Talarico. All are outspoken activists who since Inauguration have lit several vocal fires.
Carrefour in particular pushed back against the search warrant in court filings, saying that his Facebook account "contains a significant amount of private material concerning my personal life." He has denied any involvement in any of the riots in Washington, DC, on Inauguration Day, but acknowledged that he has "participated in or helped to organize dozens of demonstrations and events of various types in service of political causes."
Always remember in this day and age; Big Brother (Trump) is watching.