This week a federal judge said that it violates the First Amendment for President Donald Trump to block critics on his Twitter feed.

“Judge Buchwald’s decision explains how the case hinges on two crucial questions: Whether a public official can block people on Twitter in response to their political views without violating their First Amendment rights, and whether it matters when the person doing the blocking is the President.

“The answer to both questions is no,” Buchwald wrote. “No government official—including the President—is above the law,” she continued.” Read on at Wired Magazine…

2 COMMENTS

  1. Turnabout is fair play. Twitter admits they cannot block President Trump’s tweets because “Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate. It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.”

    On other side of the equation, President Trump, as a publicly elected official, should not block other Twitter users. Doing so not only squelches free speech, but displays a fragile mentality. Strong leaders are able to take criticism as well as they dish it out.

  2. It doesn’t matter. Any local official that doesn’t back my President, will not have my vote. We watch your activity closely.

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