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Judge wants Trump to stop blocking people on Twitter

Judge wants Trump to stop blocking people on Twitter
From Mashable - March 8, 2018

Not only is Donald Trump the first American president to aggressively use Twitter, he's also the first to invite a possible constitutional crisis because of it.

In the question of whether Trump can legally block people from seeing and commenting on his account, a judge now has a possible solution.

Ever since Trump assumed the presidency, there have been legal questions around whether it is OK for him to block users from viewing his Twitter account. He is the president, after all, and his tweets are largely accepted to be official statements from the White House. To deny citizens the option of seeing them would potentially a violation of their rights.

That's the view from the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and seven people blocked by Trump, who brought a lawsuit against Trump in a New York district court for this very thing.

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