Trump's version of "free speech": from March: Appeals court won't review Trump Twitter case

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      Cold Mountain Trail
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      A three-judge panel on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled in July that Trump’s practice of blocking critics from his @RealDonaldTrump account violates the First Amendment. The full court said today that it will not rehear the case, despite a request from the Justice Department.

      Circuit Judge Barrington Parker said in a statement accompanying the ruling that Trump uses his account as an official mode of communication. He likened the replies to a town hall meeting held by public officials.  “Twitter is not just an official channel of communication for the President; it is his most important channel of communication,” wrote Parker, who had been elevated to the 2nd Circuit by President George W. Bush.

      But two Trump appointees — Judges Michael H. Park and Richard J. Sullivan — dissented today, saying Trump has the right to control who can interact with his “personal” account.  “The First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech does not include a right to post on other people’s personal social media accounts, even if those other people happen to be public officials,” Park wrote in a dissent joined by Sullivan.

      “This case should send a clear message to other public officials tempted to block critics from social media accounts used for official purposes,” said Katie Fallow, an attorney at the (Knight First Amendment) Institute.

      https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/appeals-court-wont-review-trump-twitter-case-143940

       

      What a lying hypocritical, thin-skinned asshole he is.  An insult to assholes.  He’s so full of shit if you poked him with a pin he’d contaminate the country.  No, wait, he already has.

      Get an account at Stormfront, I’m sure your followers will migrate there for their marching orders, asshole

       

       

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      Cold Mountain Trail
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      Speaking of Trump & his tweets:  Here’s the one twitter flagged for encouraging violence:

      This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible. Learn more

       

      And having been thown into a baby rage over that, some hours later he made the same post on the official White House account:

       

      Aren’t you glad to have President Psycho as a leader?  I know I sure am!

       

    • #320327
      Fasttense
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      I suspect the election was rigged.

      The filthy rich love their hatered (you can’t spell that without red hat) spewing, ignorant and abusive government front men like Trump, Mitch, Pelosi and Biden. They can’t run our world without them.

    • #320335
      ThouArtThat
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      @coldmountaintrail

      Hi cmt,

      Twitter is what it is and the feature to “block” commentators has been there for a long time.  So why the surprise that the Golem would use the technology as it exists?  Whether you or I or anyone else likes it or not he was elected president and was selected to be Hilary’s opponent on purpose.  We all know how that turned out.  It is what it is and railing at him won’t change the failure and farce that America has become.  If one wants to expend one’s energy in protest and rage, then begin organizing a mass nationwide strike to shut down the real problem – neo-liberal capitalism.  Venting on a political bulletin board won’t change anything since Trump is a symptom, not the actual disease.

      TAT

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
      - John F. Kennedy

      "In a Time of Universal Deceit - Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act."
      - George Orwell

      "They must find it difficult ... Those who have taken authority as the truth,
      Rather than truth as the authority."
      - Gerald Massey

      "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
      - Jiddu Krishnamurti

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