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US federal court ruled Prez Trump cannot block Twitter followers

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A US federal court has ruled that President Donald Trump cannot block his followers on Twitter as this violates the First Amendment of the Constitution.

US District Judge in New York Southern District Naomi Reice Buchwald gave her ruling on a petition. The petition was filed by a group of seven followers, who alleged that Mr Trump unlawfully barred them from viewing his feed.

After the ruling, the petitioner said that the President’s practice of blocking critics on Twitter is pernicious and unconstitutional, and they hope this ruling will bring it to an end.

However, the US Department of Justice has disagreed with the court ruling. Its spokesperson Kerri Kupec said that they respectfully disagree with the court’s decision and are considering their next steps.

Twitter is a social media platform with more than 300 million active users worldwide, including some 70 million in the United States. President Trump has more than 50 million followers.


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