Court Rules that President Trump Cannot Block Twitter Followers
Should the President be allowed to block people on Twitter?
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that President Trump cannot block Twitter users from his account @realdonaldtrump, even though he held the account before he entered the white house.
President Trump’s lawyers argued that the @realdonaldtrump handle is a private account on a private platform. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed, siding with the plaintiff that Trump used the platform and handle for official business by announcing major foreign and domestic policy decisions on his twitter account.
Free speech advocates see this decision as a win for the first amendment because the Court upheld the right of citizens to hold elected officials accountable and strengthened this right for the digital age.
Do you think the court made the right call?
In related news, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14th District) is facing two federal lawsuits for blocking Twitter users. With this new precedent set by the 2nd Circuit Court, it’s likely that AOC will also be barred from blocking users. We Hold These Truths is tracking this story closely, as citizens have a right to hold all politicians accountable.
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