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Is Trump Breaking the Law on Twitter?

International Business Times

Lawyers at the  Knight First Amendment Institute have sent President Donald Trump a letter, Tuesday, arguing he is violating the First Amendment by blocking users on Twitter based on their views.

The letter also states Trump’s Twitter account which goes by the handle ‘@realDonaldTrump’ is a “public forum” and hence the ban is unconstitutional.

The Knight First Amendment Institute, a non-profit under the Knight Foundation and Columbia University, represents several Twitter users who have been blocked from accessing Donald Trump’s Twitter page after they wrote unflattering statements about the president.

The First Amendment, adopted on December 15, 1971, “prohibits the making of any law  respecting an establishment of religion, ensuring that there is no prohibition on the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble, or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.”

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