Court rules that Donald Trump cannot block people on Twitter 3 years ago

Court rules that Donald Trump cannot block people on Twitter

What ever will he do now?

A district court in New York has ruled that Donald Trump would be violating people's first amendment rights if he were to block them on Twitter.


The court ruled that the people have a right to participate in a "public forum", which applies to social media.

The case was brought forward by seven Twitter users who have been blocked on Twitter by the U.S. President.

The judge declared that “because no government official is above the law and because all government officials are presumed to follow the law once the judiciary has said what the law is, we must assume that the president and [digital director Dan] Scavino will remedy the blocking we have held to be unconstitutional”.

The judge did, however, state that Trump could mute Twitter users, which remains constitutional as he still has the ability to reply to an account that he has muted.

Trump is yet to make a statement regarding this news, on Twitter or otherwise.

It hasn't been a particularly good week on social media for Trump, as a survey by TwitterAudit surfaced recently which showed that over 10 million of his Twitter followers aren't real people.

We're pretty confident that he still won't be logging off anytime soon though...