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Donald Trump appealing ruling that bars blocking of Twitter critics

07 June, 2018, 07:09 | Author: Lucille Rivera
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But for now, it has made a decision to abide to the judge's ruling, which stemmed from a lawsuit filed on behalf of seven plaintiffs who were critical of Trump on Twitter and later blocked.

The Knight First Amendment Institute, which filed the original lawsuit, said all seven plaintiffs had been unblocked, but noted that other critics of Trump remain banned from viewing the president's account.

The seven people who sued President Donald Trump for blocking them on Twitter are now unblocked, and they're wasting no time tweeting at him.

President Trump will appeal a federal judge's ruling that his Twitter account is a public forum that he can not block users from accessing, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Monday.

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"U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled last month that Trump's Twitter feed is considered a "public forum" and that a public official can not "'block' a person from his Twitter account in response to the political views that person has expressed".

After Buchwald's ruling, the White House unblocked the plaintiffs' Twitter accounts, their lawyer Jameel Jaffer said. We complained. We sued.

In issuing her verdict, Judge Buchwald said: "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. If they have been blocked on the basis of their viewpoints, the White House should unblock them immediately".

Mr. Trump contends that the account, which he held for years before bringing it into the White House with him, remains a private account, and he should be free to curate those who are allowed to comment on his tweets. It should go without saying that those individuals have the same rights as our clients. President Trump, of course, can't accept that and really wants the ability to block out his "haters". VoteVets is also still blocked by Trump, the progressive veterans organization tweeted Monday.

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