Twitter forms political action committee, registers lobbyist in Washington

Today, Twitter became an official member of Washington’s "influence economy," with a PAC and the appointment of its first registered lobbyist in the nation's capital. "The seven-year old private company said it wants to put a bigger priority on its interaction with members of Congress as it grapples with major policy and political issues related to free speech on the Internet, government surveillance of communications, and copyright and patent law reform." [Washington Post]