Today, a US federal court ruled that President Donald Trump cannot block his followers on Twitter. In New York Southern District the US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald gave her decision on a petition registered by a group of seven followers who claimed that President Trump illegally blocked them from viewing his feed.
As such the court was asked to contemplate whether or not a public official could, in step with the primary modification, "block" someone from his Twitter account in response to the dogmas that person has expressed, and whether or not the analysis differs as a result of that public official is that the President of the US.
According to the reports from TOI, US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in her 75-page judgement said, "The answer to both questions is 'NO',"
The US District Judge also said that the viewpoint-based isolation of the individual plaintiffs from that assigned public hearing is ordered by the First Amendment and cannot be supported by the President's personal First Amendment interests. Hence the judgment was welcomed by all the seven petitioners.
While Jameel Jaffer, executive director of Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, who had filed the lawsuit on behalf of the group said that the President's practice of blocking followers on Twitter is harmful and illegal, and we hope this ruling will bring it to an end.
However, the US Department of Justice opposed with the court decision. And in his statement, Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec said that we politely object with the court's judgment and are contemplating our next steps.
Twitter is a social media platform with more than 300 million enthusiastic users globally, including some 70 million in the United States. Trump has more than 50 million followers on his Twitter page.