LONDON — WikiLeaks said its Twitter account details have been subpoenaed by the US government and that it hopes to fight the order.
WikiLeaks said Saturday that US investigators have gone to San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. to demand the private messages, contact information and other personal details of Julian Assange and three people associated with the secret-spilling website. The popular micro-blogging site has declined comment.
WikiLeaks also said that it suspected other US Internet companies had been contacted by American officials as part of the investigation.
US officials have been examining possible charges against WikiLeaks and its staff following a series of spectacular leaks that have embarrassed officials and damaged Washington's image.