Federal Judge Rules Trump Can’t Block Users From His Twitter Feed

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A Manhattan federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Trump may not block Twitter users from his account.

A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that President Donald Trump cannot block Twitter users from seeing his account based on their expressed political views, NBC News reported Wednesday.

Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled that the president making use of Twitter’s blocking feature is unconstitutional and a violation of the First Amendment.

"While we must recognize, and are sensitive to, the President’s personal First Amendment rights, he cannot exercise those rights in a way that infringes the corresponding First Amendment rights of those who have criticized him," Buchwald wrote.

The government had argued that blocked individuals could still access the president’s tweets. The judge agreed but said that even considering the president's First Amendment rights, preventing users from interacting directly with him on Twitter represented a violation of a "real, albeit narrow, slice of speech."

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