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Connections: Discussing the intersection of free speech, politics, and social media

By Roy Gutterman, October 7, 2019

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A federal court recently ruled that politicians can’t block followers on Twitter. The decision came after critics of President Trump sued him because he blocked them on the platform. The court ruled that followers would miss out on access to politicians and public information provided by them, and that violates their First Amendment rights.

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