BREAKING: Appeals court issues ruling on Trump blocking critical Twitter followers

JULY 9, 2019

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President Trump cannot block users on his favorite social media platform, Twitter, because they criticize him, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, based in New York, upheld a lower court ruling that such actions would be “unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination.” Since Trump uses his account in a public capacity, blocking followers — which inhibits their ability to respond to and comment on the president’s tweets — would violate their First Amendment rights, the judges ruled.

The article goes on to state the following:

Trump’s team had argued that he was using the account in the capacity of a private citizen, but the court demurred.

“The fact that any Twitter user can block another account does not mean that the President somehow becomes a private person when he does so,” the judges wrote.

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1 Comment

  1. Mike Merker July 9th, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    This is bad news for my congress critter and state reps, all of whom blocked me and all of them democrats


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