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Trump Is Legally Not Allowed to Block Twitter Users


For the first time, Trump will be forced to just be the bigger person.

It's not a huge leap to say President 45 can be a little sensitive at times. Social media, especially, has been a sort of saving grace for the leader since he uses it as type of personal diary (and we use "personal" loosely).

Unfortunately for poor Trump, he's not able to take backlash or challenges from opposing opinions very well on the public forum. Rather than suck it up and respect the difference of views, President Petty would much rather hit the "block" button. However, something he never took into consideration is that blocking people would be a violation of the constitution.

Judges of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday (July 9) forcibly stopping Twitter users from seeing his posts defies the First Amendment. Being the Leader of The Free World means every platform is used "to conduct official business and to interact with the public." Stopping viewers from accessing important societal updates is directly against the point of Twitter. In other words, "deal with it!"

Jameel Jaffer, Executive Director of the Knight Institute previously argued to the Circuit in March:

"Public officials' social media accounts are now among the most significant forums for discussion of government policy. This decision will ensure that people aren't excluded from these forums simply because of their viewpoints, and that public officials aren't insulated from their constituents' criticism. The decision will help ensure the integrity and vitality of digital spaces that are increasingly important to our democracy."

Try again, Donnie.

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