Federal judge rules Trump cannot block people on Twitter

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(Worthy News) - A federal judge in Manhattan ruled Wednesday it is a violation of the First Amendment for President Trump to block critics from viewing his Twitter account.

“This case requires us to consider whether a public official may, consistent with the First Amendment, ‘block’ a person from his Twitter account in response to the political views that person has expressed, and whether the analysis differs because that public official is the President of the United States," U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said in her ruling. "The answer to both questions is no."

The lawsuit was filed in July by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University on behalf of seven people who were blocked by @realDonaldTrump on Twitter after criticizing the president. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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