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Politicians Blocking Users They Don’t Like on Twitter Are Violating the First Amendment, and Endangering Public Safety Amid the Pandemic

Like many Americans, Missourian Mike Campbell follows his elected officials on Twitter. That is, he did—until his state representative, Cheri Toalson Reisch, blocked him after he retweeted comments critical of her. We’ve seen other public officials, including President Trump, try to block on Twitter people whose views they don’t...
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Campbell v. Reisch (8th Cir.)

EFF filed an amicus brief urging the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to recognize that members of the public have a First Amendment right to access the social media feeds of government officials and communicate with governmental officials through social media when such channels are generally open to the public...

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