United States court rules Trump can't block critics on Twitter

United States court rules Trump can't block critics on Twitter

United States court rules Trump can't block critics on Twitter

The appeals court judge said that if a public official uses a social media platform to conduct official business, then by blocking individuals they are cutting off citizens from open dialogue.

Weeks after holding discussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump Tuesday raked up the issue of tariff imposed by India on American products, saying it is "no longer acceptable".

A federal appeals court upheld a ruling that President Donald Trump can not block people on his Twitter account as it violates the Constitution.

But Laco says in an email that "President Trump's decision to block users from his personal twitter account does not violate the First Amendment".

"A strong economy is vital to maintaining a healthy environment", Mr Trump said, adding that millions of new energy jobs have been created under his presidency.

The ruling "will ensure that people aren't excluded from these forums simply due to their viewpoints, " he said. "The decision will help ensure the integrity and vitality of digital spaces that are increasingly important to our democracy". The court addressed that issue as well, holding that available workarounds unconstitutionally burdened plaintiffs' right to participate in the give-and-take on Twitter.

"We won on appeal", Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza wrote.

The comment section is no different from a traditional town hall meeting, they said, and citizens must be allowed to respond directly to government officials and engage in public policy debates. "It was incredible. Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and looking out on the crowds - these incredible, big, attractive crowds braving the weather all the way back to the Washington Monument, we celebrated freedom in all of its magnificence while saluting our great military". "President Trump has repeatedly and often gleefully taken to Twitter or appeared at rallies, railing against big things like the Paris climate agreement and little ones like energy-efficient light bulbs".

'Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets.

The opinion lists multiple instances in which Trump used Twitter to announce hirings, firings, and policy changes, and news on foreign affairs - like denuclearization talks with North Korea.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about his administration's environmental policy during a speech in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 8, 2019.

In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the US Constitution's First Amendment forbids Trump from using Twitter's "blocking" function to limit access to his account, which is otherwise open to the public.

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