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Trump Told by Judge Not to Block Users from His Twitter Feed (1)

May 23, 2018, 7:32 PM

President Donald J. Trump can’t block his critics from following his personal Twitter account, a federal judge ruled.

The judge said the comment section of Trump’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, is a public forum and that blocking users on the basis of political speech is a violation of their free-speech rights under the First Amendment.

U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan issued the ruling May 23 in a lawsuit brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University on behalf of seven Twitter users who were blocked by Trump after replying to his tweets.

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