Can Politicians Block Followers on Social Media?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 634 , Segment 1
Episode: Trump Twitter Block, 2-Minute Mornings, New BYUradio Shows
- Sep 7, 2017 11:00 pm
- 17:28 mins
Guest: Lyrissa Lidsky, JD, Dean, University of Missouri School of Law Is it legal for elected officials to block people from their Facebook pages or Twitter feeds? President Donald Trump’s done it enough to attract a lawsuit alleging his blocking of people on Twitter violates freedom of speech. The ACLU makes a similar argument in suing, or threatening to sue, governors and members of Congress who, in a number of states, have blocked people from official social media sites. This question is an active debate among Constitutional lawyers right now.