Donald Trump blocking critics on Twitter may violate constitutional right to free speech

The Associated Press reports that a federal judge in Manhattan in a hearing today suggested that the president should maybe mute instead of blocking his critics on Twitter. The judge in Knight v. Trump encouraged the parties to reach a settlement, otherwise they ran the risk of establishing legal precedent they might not like. Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute sued the president in July of last year on behalf of seven Twitter users that were blocked by the president. The suit argues that Trump’s Twitter account is a “public forum” under First Amendment law, and that blocking critical voices imposes a viewpoint-based restriction that violates the First Amendment. In addition, blocking Twitter users theoretically... Continue reading…

Donald Trump blocking critics on Twitter may violate constitutional right to free speech

Federal judge to rule on whether President silencing online adversaries who attack or mock him breaches First Amendment

Fri 9 Mar 18 from The Independent

Judge to Trump: Muting, not blocking followers, may end suit

A judge recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump mute rather than block some of his critics from following him on Twitter to resolve a First Amendment lawsuit.

Fri 9 Mar 18 from Phys.org

Judge to Trump: Muting, not blocking followers, may end suit, Thu 8 Mar 18 from AP

Judge to Trump: Muting, not blocking followers, may end suit, Thu 8 Mar 18 from AP

A judge may soon decide if Trump should unblock people on Twitter

Twitter users who were critical of President Trump are suing him after they were blocked from his @realDonaldTrump account.

Wed 7 Mar 18 from The Washington Post

Trump told to mute Twitter critics, not block them, by New York judge

A judge says the US president should mute, not block, Twitter users at a hearing in New York.

Fri 9 Mar 18 from BBC Technology

New York Judge suggests Trump try muting his Twitter critics - CNET

The proposed solution could be a simple fix to the free speech issue involving Trump and social media.

Fri 9 Mar 18 from CNET

Judge suggests Trump should mute followers instead of block them

Last year, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sued Donald Trump, then White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and White House Director of Social Media Daniel ...

Thu 8 Mar 18 from Engadget

Judge says Trump should try muting rather than blocking his Twitter critics

The Associated Press reports that a federal judge in Manhattan in a hearing today suggested that the president should maybe mute instead of blocking his critics on Twitter. The ...

Thu 8 Mar 18 from The Verge

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share