The Trump administration reportedly has obtained search warrants that would allow them access to the Facebook pages of thousands of anti-Trump protesters.
The requested data — which targets all the information in three accounts — would include information on about 6,000 individuals who “liked” an anti-Donald Trump Facebook page, according to CNN.
The ACLU is fighting the warrant, claiming it seeks information that is not relevant to the federal probe.
“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.
Requested data would go back to Nov. 1, 2016, a week before the presidential election.
One of the users targeted ran the disruptj20 page, where Inauguration Day protests were organized, CNN said.
The user, Emmelia Talarico, said in a court filing that if the government obtained her information, it would have access to her “personal passwords, security questions and answers, and credit card information,” plus “the private lists of invitees and attendees to multiple political events sponsored by the page.”