Skip to comments.Judge to Trump: Muting, not blocking followers, may end suit
Posted on 03/08/2018 6:15:16 PM PST by mdittmar
NEW YORK (AP) A judge recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump mute rather than block some of his critics from following him on Twitter to resolve a First Amendment lawsuit.
U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald suggested a settlement as the preferred outcome after hearing lawyers argue whether its constitutional for Trump to block some followers.
Isnt the answer he just mutes the person he finds personally offensive? she asked. He can avoid hearing them by muting them.
The hearing stemmed from a lawsuit filed in July by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and seven people rejected by Trump after criticizing the Republican president.
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Here's an old song I like;)
Only about 10 million bots to mute
The Right to Free Speech does not include the right to be listened to.
That’s so funny. The left would be posting dozens of replies every minute. That way no one would even see Trumps Tweets. Trump has as much right to block people mucking up his twitter as anyone else does. The purpose of Trumps twitter account is to get a message out. Not to being a sounding board for Liberals. They have their own accounts.
The judge thinks that the President gives up his freedom of association.
If he doesn’t open their letter... is he blocking their speech?
If he doesn’t acknowledge their text... is he blocking their speech?
This is absurd.
Is a newspaper required to print every letter to the editor?
Am I required to accept every friend request on facebook?
This is not about a right to expression, it is about a right to sabotage expression. These people suing Trump are free to draw their own large following to get their own message across and they can block Trump from those discussions if they like. They are only suing Trump because they can't get a large following of their own and want to say crap that other people don't want to hear. Not much different than the masked morons who crash conservative venues to shut them down.
If I go to FreeRepubic I expect a certain amount of moderation and ZOTS to keep it from being overrun by people that are just there to disrupt the discussion or be obnoxious.
If I go to a sub-reddit, the people that manage the sub-reddit set the rules. If I don't like it, I go to a sub-reddit with a discussion and rules I do like. I am free to make my own sub-reddit, and maybe if others find it interesting they are free to engage. If somebody is a bomb thrower then I am free to ban them. Same rules for everybody using the product. And its wise to let the users decide rather than the social media company making different rules for different people, which is dangerous and destructive.
Am I happy that I find Social Media Repulsive and choose not to dirty my brain?
Indeed, I am happy about that.
The private company Twitter built the block function into their program. Is the judge suggesting that no one has a right to use the block feature on this private company’s website put there for the use of its clients or is only Trump barred from using it?
Just what are this judge’s opinions on equality under the law?
So TwitterfakebookYoutube et al can shadowban someone’s posts from their own page and keep their followers from seeing them but a troll posting hate on your page cannot be “banned” because ‘free speech’???
Beam me up, there’s no intelligent life here.
“A judge recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump mute rather than block some of his critics from following him on Twitter to resolve a First Amendment lawsuit.”
Friday morning President Trump tweets to the mentally ill, busybody judge, “Get bent, goron”
There is no first amendment to be heard.
The judge is an anti-Trump liberal.
“So TwitterfakebookYoutube et al can shadowban someones posts from their own page and keep their followers from seeing them but a troll posting hate on your page cannot be banned because free speech???”
Yes, along with wholesale purges of conservative accounts because they’re ‘russian bots’ doncha know. /rolleyes
This Judge just expressed his free speech. As anyone can do with with another’s free speech, POTUS DJT should simply choose to ignore the Judge’s expression
And yet Rush’s radio show has had targeted campaigns against his sponsors run by a dozen people with thousands of bot accounts.
I don’t have a Twitter or Facebook account (and I guess it shows), but I thought Twitter was one-way for you to receive someone’s tweets. I didn’t know you can answer back.
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