As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM:
President Trump cannot block users on his favorite social media platform, Twitter, because they criticize him, a federal appeals court has ruled.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, based in New York, upheld a lower court ruling that such actions would be “unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination.” Since Trump uses his account in a public capacity, blocking followers — which inhibits their ability to respond to and comment on the president’s tweets — would violate their First Amendment rights, the judges ruled.
The article goes on to state the following:
Trump’s team had argued that he was using the account in the capacity of a private citizen, but the court demurred.
“The fact that any Twitter user can block another account does not mean that the President somehow becomes a private person when he does so,” the judges wrote.
Appeals court rules @realDonaldTrump can’t block Twitter followers. More politicized judicial harassment from anti-Trump judges.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) July 9, 2019
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) July 9, 2019
2019.07.09_Opinion by on Scribd
President Trump cannot block users on his favorite social media platform, Twitter, because they criticize him, a federal appeals court has ruled.https://t.co/xRtD4j7tZa
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 9, 2019
To get more information about this article, please visit WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM. To weigh in, leave a comment below.