In an unprecedented move, a federal judge has officially ruled to prevent Trump from blocking users on Twitter.
No, this is not a story from The Onion. This is a real life judge who suddenly thinks its okay to make decisions about who Trump can interact with on social media.
Even though President Trump and family get DEATH THREATS on a daily basis, Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald doesn’t seem to care.
Here’s the report from The Hill:
A federal district court judge on Wednesday ruled that President Trump can’t block people from viewing his Twitter feed over their political views.
Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, said President Trump’s Twitter account is a public forum and blocking people who reply to his tweets with differing opinions constitutes viewpoint discrimination, which violates the First Amendment.
The court’s ruling is a major win for the Knight Foundation, which brought the lawsuit on behalf of seven people who were blocked from the @realDonaldTrump account because of opinions they expressed in reply tweets.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
A Judge ruled Twitter replies are a public forum and that public officials cannot block people for political views they express.
So will politicians preemptively block people?
Can you prove the block is in response to political discourse?https://t.co/zwNHKettTr
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) May 23, 2018
If POTUS can't block users on Twitter per First Amendment violation, can Twitter not shadowban tweets for political content on same basis? We exposed video of Twitter engineers explaining how they specifically target @realdonaldtrump supporters' tweets, and classify them as bots. pic.twitter.com/zZfpMak89v
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) May 23, 2018
What has our world come to? Why are liberals allowed to harass our President every single minute, but he’s not allowed to stop them from contacting him?
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