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originally posted by: Byrd
originally posted by: Xeven
Blocking on social media is a form of speech. President is allowed free speech too. Might as well sue him for ignoring snail mail lol.
However, you can't block someone from government information.
There IS a President Trump twitter account. Trump doesn't use it. He uses his personal account to make policy statements and he has said that it's his official account. Therefore, his personal account has turned into a government account.
You can't hold a town hall meeting and say it's only open to people who donate $40,000 to your campaign or only for Hispanic people who agree with you.
So yes, his personal account is now archived... including the stuff he's deleted (or tried to.) And yes, since government accounts can NOT block anyone, he can't block them. He absolutely could back when he was Mr. Trump or Candidate Trump. But now he's said it's an official account and therefore blocking is against the rules.
originally posted by: Liquesence
Hence the second part of my initial response: does he being POTUS nullify the fact that he's on a private forum in regards to speech?
originally posted by: diggindirt
a reply to: Aazadan
Of course the Authoritarians want more laws. They can't help themselves. They whine that the laws don't apply any more, boohooo, booohooo, because well, this is a "new" means of communication. So they want things tilted to the Authoritarian side, more control, special rules for special people. Do you realize how nutty this sounds?