Now AOC gets sued for blocking people on Twitter

  
Via:  1stwarrior  •  one week ago  •  18 comments

Now AOC gets sued for blocking people on Twitter

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On Tuesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled President Trump is not allowed to block people on his Twitter account, because the social-media page was used for “official purposes” and such a move would violate the First Amendment.

Within hours, one of the far-left newcomers to Congress who has done the same thing, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., also was sued.

The Associated Press reported the decision in Trump’s case “is likely to reverberate throughout politics after the Manhattan court warned that any elected official using a social-media account ‘for all manner of official purposes’ and then excluding critics violates free speech.”

The decision isn’t the first on the issue. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year found a Virginia political violated the First Amendment by blocking a constituent from a Facebook page.

But the new ruling got a lot more attention because it involves the president.

Now Ocasio-Cortez, the confrontational congresswoman and former bartender known for her far-left views, is facing her own legal action.

Fox News reported it was a former Democratic New York assemblyman who sued her just hours after Tuesday’s court ruling was announced.

Dov Hikind filed the action for her decision to block users on Twitter based on their personal viewpoints.

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has blocked me on Twitter yesterday apparently because my critique of her tweets and policies have been too stinging,” Hikind said in a statement.

Fox News had obtained the information about the case in federal court in the Eastern District of New York.

“Just today the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that elected officials cannot block individuals from their Twitter accounts, thereby setting a precedent that Ocasio-Cortez must follow,” Hikind said.

He charged Ocasio-Cortez was “acting cowardly” and “should be ashamed of her attempts to silence me.”

He is asking for an injunction against her and a declaration she violated the First Amendment.

Others also have noted Ocasio-Cortez has blocked them. The Daily Caller reported it was blocked in May after it wrote about Ocasio-Cortez’s claims about the Green New Deal. Others also said they plan legal action.

Hikind’s complaint states: “In an effort to suppress contrary views, defendant has excluded Twitter users who have criticized AOC and her positions as a congresswoman via ‘blocking.’ This practice is unconstitutional and must end.”

The Trump Department of Justice has argued that such accounts are personal and the First Amendment is not implicated by actions regarding the account.

The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University had brought the case over the president’s Twitter page.

The AP reported Trump’s account has more than 60 million followers and “has become a must-read forum for world leaders, critics and fans.”

 

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1stwarrior
1  seeder  1stwarrior    one week ago

On Tuesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled President Trump is not allowed to block people on his Twitter account, because the social-media page was used for “official purposes” and such a move would violate the First Amendment.

Within hours, one of the far-left newcomers to Congress who has done the same thing, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., also was sued.

“Just today the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that elected officials cannot block individuals from their Twitter accounts, thereby setting a precedent that Ocasio-Cortez must follow,” Hikind said.

He charged Ocasio-Cortez was “acting cowardly” and “should be ashamed of her attempts to silence me.”

He is asking for an injunction against her and a declaration she violated the First Amendment.

Guess "Ms. Popular" is getting ready to be a very un-Ms. Popular.

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.1  Split Personality  replied to  1stwarrior @1    one week ago

Good. It should be a public policy. I hope they all close their damned accounts.

The shit they post makes us look more childish than our fluffer British cousins in Parliament.

 
 
 
Ender
1.1.1  Ender  replied to  Split Personality @1.1    one week ago

A new world? Yes

Brave? Not so much.

People around the world must think we are a bunch of idiots.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2  It Is ME    one week ago

The courts sure have been busy with these Washington Folks over the last 3 or 4 years. Job Security I suppose.

Would be nice if Congress was this busy.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3  Vic Eldred    one week ago

These liberal judges must think these ridiculous decisions only apply to Trump!

 
 
 
MrFrost
4  MrFrost    one week ago
The AP reported Trump’s account has more than 60 million followers and “has become a must-read forum for world leaders, critics and fans.”

I wouldn't know, he has me blocked on twitter. Which is only bad when a Democrat does it, apparently.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1  Tessylo  replied to  MrFrost @4    one week ago

A lot of his Twitler followers are fake accounts.  Must support the turd's massive bloated ego 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
4.1.1  seeder  1stwarrior  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    one week ago

Tess - I've asked you numerous times to quit using that term for the President on my threads.  That request is my prerogative and is covered by the CoC.

Last warning.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  1stwarrior @4.1.1    one week ago

Tessy,

Please take note that I have seen 1st request and it should be honored. Any further comments of the like, will earn you a point each. Please take note of the time 10:34 pm. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.2  Tessylo  replied to  MrFrost @4    one week ago

Rump's Twitler account is A must read forum for world leaders, critics, and fans?  jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

What world leaders other than the turd have Twitter accounts?

I don't believe anyone looks to the turd as a world leader except deplorables 

 
 
 
 
al Jizzerror
4.3  al Jizzerror  replied to  MrFrost @4    one week ago
he has me blocked on twitter.

Congratulations!

I tried to attain that lofty goal too.  I joined Twitter and began trolling Trump.  It was fun because others found my BS appealing and joined in the ridicule.  After posting approx. 25 comments, I got booted.  Twitter accused me of being a "bot" and gave me a "click here" option to prove I'm not a bot.  It turns out the only way to get access to Twitter is to provide Google with a plethora of personal information.  Then Google will verify that I'm not a bot.

Fuck that shit!  I don't want Google (or Facebook) to have my REAL personal info so I don't tweet anymore.

I'll just have to be content to troll Trump here.

800

 
 
 
lib50
4.3.2  lib50  replied to  al Jizzerror @4.3    one week ago

Mitch McConnell has me blocked, the asshole.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5  Tessylo    one week ago

No one looks up to this shitstain except deplorables 

 
 
 
dennis smith
5.1  dennis smith  replied to  Tessylo @5    one week ago

Use adult words instead of grade school ones and you might be taken seriously.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
5.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  dennis smith @5.1    6 days ago

Use adult words instead of grade school ones and you might be taken seriously.

I convefe with you and will order a hamberder with cheese.

 
 
 
dennis smith
5.1.2  dennis smith  replied to  Ozzwald @5.1.1    6 days ago

Just more childish babble.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
5.1.3  Ozzwald  replied to  dennis smith @5.1.2    5 days ago
Just more childish babble.

Did I leave off the quotation marks?

 
 
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