Can Politicians Block Followers on Social Media?

Can Politicians Block Followers on Social Media?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Trump Twitter Block, Mindfulness, Science of Grilling

Episode: Trump Twitter Block, Mindfulness, Science of Grilling

  • Jul 12, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 17:32 mins

(Originally aired September 7, 2017) Guest: Lyrissa Lidsky, JD, Dean, University of Missouri School of Law President Trump has been known to block critics from his @realdonaldtrump Twitter account, but he has to stop. A federal appeal court this week ruled that it’s a violation of the First Amendment when public officials using social media for official government business exclude people for views they disagree with. The President’s attorney has tried to argue that @realdonaldtrump is a personal account, but the court says Trump clearly uses the it for making public announcements as President.