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Blocked Twitter users sue President Trump

Blocked Twitter users sue President Trump

The lawsuit argues that Twitter is a public forum, too, and the plaintiffs claim they were blocked after tweeting criticism.

Donald Trump is reportedly facing a lawsuit from a First Amendment group who believe he should not be blocking Twitter users and obstructing his critic's free speech rights on the basis of their political views.

The blocked users describe Mr. Trump's frequent use of Twitter feed as "a kind of digital town hall in which the president and his aides use the tweet function to communicate news and information to the public".

The lawsuit is filed in Federal District Court for the Southern District of NY, and also lists White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer as well as director of social media Dan Scavino as defendants. This group claims that President blocking users who post against him is violation of U.S. Constitution. "This practice is unconstitutional, and this suit seeks to end it".

The plaintiffs allege that Trump's personal Twitter account, which boasts almost 34 million followers, is a public forum, and being blocked for their viewpoints is a violation of their First Amendment rights. They've also included that he should also pay for the legal fees.

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"Because of the way the President and his aides use the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account, the account is a public forum under the First Amendment", the lawsuit states. Trump or anyone from the White House hasn't not yet responded to that demand, so the institute formally filed suit on Tuesday.

After receiving more than 9,000 likes and over 3,000 retweets, the writer/legal analyst learned that she is already blocked from the president's Twitter account. They go on to say that they users can still view his tweets publicly as long as they weren't signed in to their accounts.

When asked about the lawsuit by Newsweek, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders replied, "We don't comment on ongoing litigation".

Trump on July 1 on Twitter wrote that his use of social media is not "Presidential - it's MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL". Several other blocked users have since joined the effort.


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