August 9, 2017
A police officer, a songwriter and a surgeon who were blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump after writing critical posts are among a group suing the President.
A lawsuit has been filed by seven Twitter users who have fallen foul of the commander-in-chief.
They are joined by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University in accusing Trump of trying to ‘suppress dissent’ after they criticized him on the social network.
Legal papers state: ‘In an effort to suppress dissent in this forum, Defendants have excluded—’blocked’—Twitter users who have criticized the President or his policies.
‘This practice is unconstitutional, and this suit seeks to end it.’
The lawsuit also claims they are suffering ‘irreparable injury to their First Amended rights’ after they were blocked.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:31 am