Can Elected Officials Block Followers on Social Media?
Are elected officials violating the First Amendment if they block social media followers?
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that President Trump cannot block Twitter users from his account.
This is in line with another recent decision from the 4th Circuit Court that ruled that the interactive portion of a public official’s Facebook page is a “public forum,” and public officials cannot block people based on their opinions.
Both rulings enforce the idea that when elected officials use social media in an official capacity, the platform becomes a public square, and online critics are then entitled to their first amendment right of redress.
What do you think?
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