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A free speech advocacy group asked President Trump on Friday to unblock 41 Twitter users they say were blocked because they criticized the White House.
The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University provided the Department of Justice with a list of the accounts that were “blocked from the president’s account on the basis of viewpoint,” according to a press release from the group.
The article goes on to state the following:
The request follows a May 23 court decision that said social media posts on the president’s and other officials’ accounts were represented public comment and blocking users violated their free speech rights under the First Amendment.
That case involved seven Twitter users, all of whom were subsequently unblocked.
Last week I received an email from an attorney representing plaintiffs in the Knight Institute v. #tRump case which alleges his blocking from the @realDonaldTrump account violates the First Amendment. tRump still hasn’t unblocked many of us. There is a chance I will be unblocked. https://t.co/8orkxnF7Jm
— Jeffrey Guterman, Ph.D. (@JeffreyGuterman) July 29, 2018
I just filled out an email from an attorney representing plaintiffs in Knight Institute v. Trump case which alleges his blocking from @realDonaldTrump account violates the 1A, because me & several others are still blocked.
I hope they the DOJ does the right thing & unblocks us.
— Bryan Harnsberger Psy.D (@PSYCH_HYPE) July 25, 2018
Dear Pitiful @POTUS,
I’ve been contacted by an attorney representing the plaintiffs of Knight Institute v. Trump, the lawsuit you lost that made you unblock people on Twitter. You have yet to unblock me. You broke the law. Again. Stay tuned. In the meantime, #resign. #Impeach
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) July 25, 2018
I had the chance to catch up with one of the attorneys at Knight Institute and ask her how their case against President Trump is going. Some very interesting tidbits. https://t.co/z0UbLvAssl
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) July 11, 2018
“Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute sent a letter Friday to the Justice Department listing 41 people it says are still blocked from the @realDonaldTrump account.” https://t.co/119GsHeOzk
— blmohr (@blmohr) August 11, 2018
You didn’t read the ruling in “Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump”. The ruling applies to all public officials. No public official may block a US citizen on twitter and they may not delete tweets.
— SkepticalTechie (@SkepticalTechie) August 2, 2018
I hereby request that you immediately unblock my Twitter account from @RealDonaldTrump, pursuant to the declaratory judgment rendered last week in KNIGHT FIRST AMENDMENT INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, ET AL v. DONALD J. TRUMP, ET AL.
— Ivan the K™ (@IvanTheK) May 30, 2018
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