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Re: A Tweet Too Far ?

Postby zetreque on November 5th, 2017, 8:58 pm 

Here is an interesting case.

Twitter users sue Donald Trump for blocking them over critical comments
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... -institute

A list of people he blocked before that lawsuit in July. So I'm sure it's much larger.
https://www.wired.com/story/donald-trum ... r-blocked/

What I'm curious about is how many people have him blocked.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation ... story.html
But in an interview Wednesday, Citron said her views had changed. Since Trump has come to use his personal account for official government business — announcing changes in military policy and staffing through his @realDonaldTrump handle — Citron now says the president could be violating the First Amendment by blocking dissenting viewpoints.
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Re: A Tweet Too Far ?

Postby someguy1 on November 5th, 2017, 9:04 pm 

Since Trump uses his Twitter to announce government policy, it seems reasonable that he has no right to block someone from his Twitter, any more than he'd have the right to prohibit you from watching a Sarah Huckabee press conference. But hasn't he blocked certain news outlets from his press conferences? Is that legal? I don't remember how that came out.

Legal rights around Twitter are developing rapidly. There are lawsuits against Twitter for viewpoint censorship. The question of whether Twitter is a private company or a de facto public utility is working its way through our legal system.

Also it was funny the other day that some low-level Twitter employee on their last day of work at the company deleted Trump's account.
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Re: A Tweet Too Far ?

Postby zetreque on November 5th, 2017, 9:08 pm 

Twitter being a private company probably has the right to terminate Trump's account. Would have to look into their terms of service. The grey area might be if they think he is jeopardizing the safety of the country through tweets which increase hate or violence.
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Re: A Tweet Too Far ?

Postby toucana on November 12th, 2017, 5:22 am 

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To which Senator John McCain replied on his official senate webpage:
“President Trump today stated that he believed Vladimir Putin is being sincere when he denies Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and reiterated that he hopes to cooperate with Russia in Syria. There’s nothing ‘America First’ about taking the word of a KGB colonel over that of the American intelligence community. There’s no ‘principled realism’ in cooperating with Russia to prop up the murderous Assad regime, which remains the greatest obstacle to a political solution that would bring an end to the bloodshed in Syria. Vladimir Putin does not have America’s interests at heart. To believe otherwise is not only naive but also places our national security at risk.”
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Re: A Tweet Too Far ?

Postby zetreque on November 12th, 2017, 12:19 pm 

President Chump

Former U.S. intelligence officials: Trump being ‘played’ by Putin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/pos ... -by-putin/


Last night he posted a scary tweet insulting NK again. This Thanksgiving I will just be grateful if imbecile chump hasn't gotten us nuked yet. It's crazy we have a president this childish.
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Re: A Tweet Too Far ?

Postby Braininvat on November 13th, 2017, 1:51 pm 

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Re: A Tweet Too Far ?

Postby Braininvat on November 15th, 2017, 10:43 am 

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Re: A Tweet Too Far ?

Postby zetreque on November 15th, 2017, 2:46 pm 

Ever since the election I have wanted to fly the American flag upsidedown but I don't want to deal with the repercussions and I doubt it would make much of a difference unless it did turn into a controversy. Too bad that isn't a movement similar to the one above where I mentioned the trend of people flying police themed American flags. I don't care what anyone says, a large percentage of this country is in serious distress over what's going on in the government.

People must not forget the hundreds of thousands who marched in protest over the past year.
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