Trump can’t block Twitter critics, judge rules

May 24, 2018

Via: FCW

President Donald Trump can’t block critics from viewing and interacting with his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account, a federal judge ruled on May 23, although Trump and his social media helpers are free to mute accounts they don’t care to see.

In a First Amendment case that could have far-reaching consequences on how public officials use Twitter and other social media platforms, U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald issued a 75-page ruling that boiled down to this: If you are a public official tweeting on an official account, there are limits to what you can do to avoid interacting with individuals whose views you don’t like.

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