President Donald Trump cannot block users on his Twitter feed, a New York federal judge ruled Wednesday. The judge, Naomi Reice Buchwald, ruled that Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by preventing Americans from viewing his tweets. The suit was filed in July 2017 by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University.
“This case requires us to consider whether a public official may, consistent with the First Amendment, ‘block’ a person from his Twitter account in response to the political views that person has expressed, and whether the analysis differs because that public official is the President of the United States,” the judge said in her opinion. “The answer to both questions is no.”