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Fri Jun 9, 2017, 02:19 PM

President Trump, stop blocking me on Twitter

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/09/opinions/trump-twitter-first-amendment-opinion-wolfe/index.html

(CNN)When Donald Trump first started tweeting as president, my eyes were popping out of my head at each weird, angry and (we learned later) apparently unvetted proclamation. I couldn't believe he was making such statements on Twitter, as opposed to in an official White House statement, which we, the press, rely on for responses to world issues.

The problem with the President's tweets, besides their mangled syntax, made-up words and personal vendettas, is that so many of them are flat-out lies: narratives cooked up from who knows where in his mind and disseminated to his millions of followers (and millions of bots).

I'm not the first to be blocked by the President, nor am I likely to be the last. And if Trump were @JoeCitizen, and not President of the United States, blocking a Twitter interlocutor who hits back would be a little thin-skinned but it would be OK.

On Tuesday, lawyers for the nonprofit Knight First Amendment Institute agreed, and asked Trump to unblock Twitter accounts that are critical of him, saying they would initiate legal action based on the First Amendment if he didn't. Knight called Trump's account a "designated public forum" that is subject to the amendment, which "bars the government from excluding individuals ... because of their views."

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Good that a journalist for a major outlet is bringing up the problem.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 02:22 PM

1. Only the bots are allowed now

"Real people" aren't allowed on Trump's Twitter because they tend to get fussy and disagreeable.
He doesn't want anyone messing up his perfect storm of vanity, anger, stupidity and insanity.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 03:05 PM

2. 3 to 5 million bots can't be wrong!

He's got the biggliest bots ever!

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