Twitter forms #PAC to give Washington the bird

Twitter has registered its first lobbyist and formed a political action committee as it looks to increase its influence in Washington, DC. “We expect to continue to play an active role in speaking up on issues related to internet freedom, government access to user data, patent reform and freedom of expression,” Twitter spokesman Jim Prosser said in an email to The Verge.

The Washington Post reports that Twitter policy manager William Carty will become a registered lobbyist for the company, working from the firm’s D.C. office. Nu Wexler, previously a spokesman for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), will become Twitter’s spokesman for policy and political issues.

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