LONDON, April 26 Britain has protested to
Twitter over restricting the government's access to data, a
spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.
The Telegraph newspaper, citing industry sources, said
Twitter had withdrawn access to information which helped the
police and intelligence agencies identify plots as part of the
social media firm's efforts to stop user data being used for
"We are protesting this decision. We are in talks with
Twitter on getting access to this data," the spokesman told
reporters. He added that social media companies needed to play a
role in the government's fight against terrorism.
(Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper)