Donald Trump: why he no longer has the right to block his opponents on Twitter

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Donald Trump: why he no longer has the right to block his opponents on Twitter

A Court of Appeal found that blocking accounts of Donald Trump's opponents impeded freedom of opinion. The President of the United States' twitter account is considered a public space related to official duties.

all users must be able to access Donald Trump's tweets. This was confirmed on Tuesday, July 9, by a Court of Appeal that considers that blocking opponents' accounts is a violation of the U.S.

Constitution, including its First Amendment, which protects freedom of expression.

"Discrimination of opinion" is the term used in the first decision, taken in 2018, confirmed by the Court of Appeal. Critical or complimentary, all Americans must be able to react to presidential tweets by commenting on them. This is true of freedom of expression, a cardinal value in the United States.

In the decision, the panel of three judges considers that the account of the President of the United States, followed by 61.8 million subscribers, is a public space linked to official functions.

A social network enthusiast, Donald Trump uses it several times a day, whether to comment on the news, announce a decision, or attack other political leaders. The latest episode to date was his criticism of the United Kingdom ambassador, who had to resign on Wednesday, July 10.

I have been very critical about the way the U.K. and Prime Minister Theresa May handled Brexit. What a mess she and her representatives have created. I told her how it should be done, but she decided to go another way. I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well......
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019

When he blocks an account, is it the President or the user who speaks? The magistrates consider "that the evidence of the official nature of the account is overwhelming", they write in their decision.

"We also consider that once the president has chosen a platform and opened this interactive space to millions of users and participants, he cannot specifically exclude those with whom he does not agree.

The president's defense has announced that it will explore possible remedies. The Supreme Court could be appealed to. Donald Trump did not comment on this decision on the social network.

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