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originally posted by: LordAhriman
From what I read, the decision was made because he attempts to use Twitter as a platform to conduct government business. So unless said conservatives are government officials, conducting government business, it won't help them in any way.
originally posted by: Krakatoa
The obvious solution fro Twitter to preserve it's protection as a private non-political platform is to ban all public figures in the political arena from using its service. No tweeting from government representatives...period. Once out of office, they can join, but not while IN office.
That would protect them from this ruling, legally.
Is it ideal? No, but it would solve their problem created by this stupid court ruling.
originally posted by: jhn7537
Yup, Twitter has banned me because i asked AOC if she was r*tarded... Now it looks like its time to appeal my ban again, lol
File a lawsuit
Court decision against trump means Twitter can no longer kick off conservatives
The judges on the appeals court concluded that "the First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise-open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees."
In a 29-page ruling on Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a lower court's decision that found that Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked certain Twitter users, because he uses his Twitter account "to conduct official business and to interact with the public." By preventing critics from accessing his feed, the president is barring them from participating in what the judges deemed a public forum.
"[The] First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise-open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees," the judges wrote