Saturday, June 15, 2024

Trump Cannot Block Critics on Twitter Says US Southern District Court in Ruling “The Answer is No”


US Southern District Court judge Naomi Reice Buchwald has ruled that Donald Trump as President of the United States cannot block critics on Twitter.

Judge Buchwald wrote in her decision:

“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. The answer to both questions is no.”
The case was brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University against Trump, Hope Hicks, Sarah Sanders, and Daniel Scavino.
You can read the decision here.
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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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