Twittter is facing a new proposed class action suit accusing the company of violating user privacy.
The lawsuit says the company has been “systematically intercepting, reading, and altering” direct messages, most likely a reference to Twitter’s longstanding practice of automatically shortening and redirecting any in-message links.
While the practice could be used to monitor or redirect any URLs included in a direct message, it’s generally seen as a benign extension of the company’s broader link-shortening systems. In a statement to USA Today, Twitter called the allegations “meritless.”
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.