The political atmosphere in America seems to grow more tumultuous by the day. The Bill of Rights is an important document in American politics as it establishes the rights of all-American citizens. The very first Amendment is the Freedom of Speech, therefore Trump’s blocking of political opponents on Twitter is not he should do, but he tries to do it.
The Democrats have been quick to call into question Trump’s hypocrisy in blocking those with whom he disagrees with on the social media platform. While it may be perfectly in line with Twitter’s terms of service, it is not appropriate for the “Leader of the Free World”.
That being said, the Appeals Court rules that Trump can’t block critics from his Twitter account. The court ruled that Trump has been violating the Constitution by blocking people from following his Twitter account because they criticized him.
The First Amendment prohibits an official, like Trump who uses a social media account for government purposes like Trump from excluding people from an “otherwise open online dialogue” because they say things that the official, Trump finds it objectionable, Judge Parker wrote.