Supreme court dismisses case brought by Twitter users Trump blocked

Supreme court dismisses case brought by Twitter users Trump blocked

The Guardian

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  • Court accedes to justice department request to dismiss case
  • Campaigners said president’s Twitter account was public forum

A lawsuit over whether or not former President Donald Trump could block individuals from seeing content published on his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account has been dismissed by the US supreme court.

Heeding the rulings of the court of appeals for the second circuit, the supreme court concluded that the end of Trump’s presidency made moot the case of whether or not he should be allowed to restrict visibility of his tweets. The second circuit upheld ruling states that blocking individual respondents on the basis of their viewpoints violates the US constitution’s first amendment.

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