It’s unconstitutional when Trump blocks Twitter followers, group saysEnlarge (credit: Twitter)
President Donald Trump regularly blocks people from following him on his @realDonaldTrump feed on Twitter.
But now, two Twitter users who were blocked by Trump after they criticized the president are claiming that their exclusion from being one of Trump’s 31.7 million followers amounts to a First Amendment breach of their constitutional rights.

Because of that, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University is asking Trump to unblock them and anybody else he has blocked on Twitter.
It’s a novel request and a unique legal theory.

The institute calls Trump’s account a “designated public forum.” Because of that, the institution tells the president, “viewpoint-based blocking of our clients is unconstitutional. We ask that you unblock them and any others who have been blocked for similar reasons.”
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