The New York Times reports:
A group of Twitter users blocked by President Trump sued him and two top White House aides on Tuesday, arguing that his account amounts to a public forum that he, as a government official, cannot bar people from.
The blocked Twitter users, represented by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, raised cutting-edge issues about how the Constitution applies to the social media era. They say Mr. Trump cannot bar people from engaging with his account because they expressed opinions he did not like, such as mocking or criticizing him.
“The @realDonaldTrump account is a kind of digital town hall in which the president and his aides use the tweet function to communicate news and information to the public, and members of the public use the reply function to respond to the president and his aides and exchange views with one another,” the lawsuit said.
By blocking people from reading his tweets, or from viewing and replying to message chains based on them, Mr. Trump is violating their First Amendment rights because they expressed views he did not like, the lawsuit argued.
OKAY... Errr… All of this is such a DISGRACE!!!
That Twitter itself is considered a “public forum” for the government’s highest elected official and his preferred means of barking at the country’s citizens is a graphic example of just HOW FAR America has fallen.
I wish the legitimate news media would STOP using the term “fake news.”
There is no such thing!!! There is erroneous news. There is inaccurate news. There is politically biased reporting.
There is LYING. And then there is propaganda.
Trump invented or picked up and began braying the childish fake news epithet to describe any accurate story or media outlet he didn’t like and which portrayed him in a negative light. In other words, just how he is.
I am an immigrant and English is NOT my first language, but I would dearly appreciate if Americans (in this case) start to defend their language (as well) and the PROPER use of English.
Society as a whole is becoming beyond stupid, and is sinking deep and fast under that guy. Because yeah, all this ignorant bullshit is also his fault!