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Donald Trump Sued For Blocking People On Twitter

A group of Twitter users blocked by President Trump has filed a
lawsuit against him, claiming the president blocking users on the social
network is unconstitutional.

On Tuesday, seven individual defendants and the Knight First
Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed suit against Trump,
press secretary Sean Spicer and Dan Scavino — the White House director
of social media.

The suit argues that Twitter is a public forum under the First
Amendment, and because the president’s Twitter (@realDonaldTrump) is
used for official government announcements, the tweets should be
accessible to everyone. The suit asks the president to unblock the
users.

“Twitter enables ordinary citizens to speak directly to public
officials and to listen to and debate others about public issues, in
much the same way they could if they were gathered on a sidewalk or in a
public park, or at a city council meeting or town hall,” the lawsuit
said.

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