‘Donald Trump Has No Right To Block Users On Twitter’ -Court Rules
District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said on Wednesday the president’s Twitter account – @RealDonaldTrump – was a “designated public forum” open to all US citizens.
The account has 52.2 million followers and Trump uses it for a variety of policy announcements.
The case against the president was brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and seven individuals blocked by Trump after they criticised him.
When one Twitter user blocks another, the blocked user may not respond to the blocker’s tweets on the social media platform.
Media reports say among those Trump has blocked are novelists Stephen King and Anne Rice, comedian Rosie O’Donnell, model Chrissy Teigen, actress Marina Sirtis, and the military veterans political action committee VoteVets.org.
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