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Should elected officials be allowed to block people on social media?

07/13/2017 10:47 AM

A lawsuit has been filed against President Donald Trump and some members of his staff for blocking people on Twitter. NPR reports that the suit, filed Tuesday, was filed by seven people who have been blocked from Trump’s account. The plaintiffs include the Knight First Amendment Institute, which accuses the White House of suppressing dissent by blocking Twitter users who criticize the President or his policies. The suit cites a statement by White House staff that deems tweets from the... Read more 

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