Trump can’t block critics on Twitter: Federal court

Trump can’t block critics on Twitter: Federal court

According to a federal court ruling, U.S. President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account. In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the First Amendment forbids Trump from using Twitter’s blocking function to limit critics, amongst his 61.8 million followers.

Chris
Chris
Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 9 months

And neither can any of the Dems.

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious 9 months

Explain to me why the Constitution applies against Trump, but not for our 1st Amendment. Sounds like this would set a precedent for our freedom of speech on all social media platforms, doesn't it?

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 9 months

So does the same apply to Twitter for banning accounts and removing people from a public square??

Frederic Lück
Frederic Lück 9 months

Almost like they are a platform and should behave like one

Milios
Milios 8 months

So it makes sense that twatter banning ANYONE is unconstitutional

Nika D
Nika D 8 months

So Trump can’t block users, but Twitter can ban the users access to Trump? Hmm, this is getting very convoluted. If Twitter is providing a public square, they are now a privately funded public square and subject to first amendment. I think this will ultimately backfire when people sue for not having equal access to the public square.

Christopher Harris
Christopher Harris 8 months

if this is true then Twitter can't silence people.....but they do

Darth Quaint
Darth Quaint 8 months

Congratulations Democrats. You are in public office and therefore use your Twitter accounts in the same fashion that Trump argued in this case. Time to empty your block lists. I'm looking at you, AOC.

Rocco Rattlebag
Rocco Rattlebag 9 months

What if this was his plan from the beginning....? Now NO-ONE can block users if they hold public office and can be sued for doing so.... just like the President was. 4D chess

Lover
Lover 8 months

Will this set a precedent that Twitter can no longer silence conservatives?

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 9 months

Thought this was resolved over a year ago

Skinsfan92
Skinsfan92 8 months

So if Trumps Twitter feed is a public space that we have a right to access and talk at him with. Then why can Twitter ban me from accessing his public platform? Why is it that Twitter can stop me from exercising my 1A right? If it is a right to tweet at the president, then Twitter shouldn't be allowed to stop me by banning me for life.

Bulk Smash!!!
Bulk Smash!!! 8 months

Like Abraham Lincoln, Trump does everything for effect. Just a few days ago he told Jim Acosts to his face "you should know I don't care what people think", but what about thin-skinned snowflakes like AOC? Now they won't be able to block somebody just because they don't like what they say and from what I heard, went EVER be able to because they are NOW a public figure making their private account a public forum. And what does is this opening? If Twitter users can't be blocked because the holder doesn't like the opinion of someone reacting to their message ON THE GROUNDS THAT IT INFRINGES ON FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, what about Facebook, Google, YouTube and other similar protected leftist media monopolies? I read some interesting lines of thoughts on the difference between Twitter and other media sources but aren't they all covered in some way by some form of a first amendment blanket of protection because they are "open forums"? When evidence is produce to the contrary and today's precedent is set what do you think happens next? TRUMP IS PURE GENIUS!!! Anyone on the left who lacks the intellectual clarity to see otherwise, you are grossly underestimating your opponent .

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 8 months

Good. now make it so that Twitter can't boot them either.

Stephen
Stephen 8 months

But Twitter can ban people for criticism of the leftist narrative. I feel like there is a double standard here.

Char00 1977
Char00 1977 8 months

This only helps the president.

Mr. Coffman
Mr. Coffman 8 months

Amendment I Congress shall make no law. I didn't know Trump was Congress now

Brandon Barnett
Brandon Barnett 8 months

Court:You can't do that. Twitter: Allows it to silence conservatives. Me: Oh the irony.

William Cook
William Cook 8 months

This is why Donald Trump will win re election. It is quite obvious that the Democratic Party owns the judiciary and the media in America as in some third world banana republics. It is also quite obvious that these evil forces are conspiring to forever skew the electorate in favor of a permanent Democratic party dictatorship by flooding the country with millions of third world country migrants to eventually grant them amnesty so they can vote (for Democrats) to return the favor for allowing them into our country and granting them freebies courtesy of the American working class slaves. It's all pretty clear after the first 3 Democratic candidates tried to speak in Spanish during the first debate. The people aren't stupid and they can clearly see that they have been abandoned and sold out by the Democrats. Permanent and absolute power is what they are after. Flooding the country with Democratic leaning third world migrants is their path to completely taking over the country forever. Just as California has replaced it's core population with a permanent Democratic voting Hispanic population, so too will go America if these greedy, power hungry evil cheaters aren't stopped. Trump is literally the last hope.

Hermit T Mog
Hermit T Mog 8 months

Blocking someone on twitter doesn't mean they can't say what they want only that the person doing the blocking doesn't have to see it. I wasn't aware that the right to speech meant the right to force someone to listen.

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