Webhosting service DreamHost has said that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has requested information on everyone who visited DisruptJ20.org, a website that was set up to organize political protests against the current U.S. administration.
The DisruptJ20.org domain, a reference to the president’s inauguration on January 20, was actually registered on DreamHost last October, a few weeks before the U.S. presidential election took place. But it launched to the public on November 11, a few days after Trump emerged as victor. The website was subsequently used as a conduit for organizing protests around Trump’s inauguration — some peaceful, some not so.
At any rate, DreamHost said that is has been “working with the Department of Justice to comply with legal process” for the past “several months” and that the company received a search warrant requesting myriad details pertaining to DistrupJ20.org in July.
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