Judge Rules Trump Can NOT Block You On Twitter
May 23, 2018

It's been decided. Trump cannot block citizens from reading his tweets. District Judge Naomi Buchwald ruled in the summary judgment:

We hold that portions of the @realDonaldTrump account -- the “interactive space” where Twitter users may directly engage with the content of the President’s tweets -- are properly analyzed under the “public forum” doctrines set forth by the Supreme Court, that such space is a designated public forum, and that the blocking of the plaintiffs based on their political speech
constitutes viewpoint discrimination that violates the First Amendment.

If you're a big time Twitter user or have been blocked by Trump you'll want to read the whole thing. (PDF)


Can you help us out?

For nearly 20 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.