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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Advocates sue Trump for blocking Twitter users

The Knight First Amendment Institute at New York’s Columbia University filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump for blocking critics on Twitter.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer and White House director of social media Daniel Scavino are named as co-defendants along with Trump in the lawsuit filed Tuesday.

“President Trump’s Twitter account has become an important source of news and information about the government, and an important public forum for speech by, to, and about the president,” the lawsuit reads. “In an effort to suppress dissent in this forum, defendants have excluded — blocked — Twitter users who have criticized the president or his policies. This practice is unconstitutional, and this suit seeks to end it.”



Anonymous said...

You are allowed to block whom ever you want, even if you are president, and it is a personal account... Especially if they are harassing you or threatening you...

Anonymous said...

Just another harassment....

Anonymous said...

Hope they are counter-sued and sanctioned for a frivolous filing.

IIRC, being blocked just means you can't reply; you can still read comments generated. Even if you couldn't read his comments directly, they are widely circulated so still accessible.

Anonymous said...

Well, we used to be able to get our news about the WH from the MSM, but now all they do is lie. Why not sue the MSM????

After all, that's why Trump turned to Twitter. Twitter can't change his words!

And if those who abuse Trump on twitter get blocked, well, fair play!