Twitter As Public Forum: The Limits Of The Trump Ruling

Law360 (May 31, 2018, 12:44 PM EDT) -- May a public official block a person from responding directly to the official’s social media posts because the official disagrees with the views expressed? That was the question in a federal district court case decided last week. President Donald J. Trump uses his Twitter account for a variety of purposes: to make announcements of executive decisions and policies; to bypass traditional media to speak directly to citizens; to mock those who oppose him; and to interact with the public. More than 52 million people follow Trump on Twitter, and his tweets — numbering almost 38,000 at this point — have spurred...

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