No Clear Bright Line: Politicians And Blocking Social Media Users

Published: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 9:47am
Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 3:05pm
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A federal judge recently ruled President Donald Trump cannot block users on Twitter — including critics.

In her ruling, she said the president’s Twitter feed is a public forum, meaning preventing people from seeing or responding to it is a violation of the First Amendment. This issue has come up in cases in Kentucky and Maryland, and lawmakers in Arizona have been accused of blocking users with whom they disagree.

Dale Cohen, founder and director of the Documentary Film Legal Clinic at the UCLA School of Law, joined The Show to talk about politicians and their social media.

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