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    Re: Trumpís Blocking of Twitter Users Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    I heard someone else comment and thought it was an interesting point.. So, is Twitter banning someone from their service preventing that banned individual from interacting with a public official? According to the appeals court judges.. I guess not yet... but it seems problematic.
    Pretty sure if you break ToS you'll be banned from anyone.

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    Re: Trumpís Blocking of Twitter Users Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    I heard someone else comment and thought it was an interesting point.. So, is Twitter banning someone from their service preventing that banned individual from interacting with a public official?
    No.

    There's no complication or problem involving private citizens being banned. They can write a letter or watch news.

    It's only a problem for the President because he uses the account as a means of office.

    Twitter has not been nationalized. The President has been rebuked.
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    Re: Trumpís Blocking of Twitter Users Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

    We might note that only someone with the official title of El Presidente is allowed to nationalize tech assets.

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    Re: Trumpís Blocking of Twitter Users Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

    Since his administration has declared his Twitter account to be official communication, I understand the reasoning behind the decision. He should have used the @POTUS account for official tweets, and just used his personal account for his daily blatherings.

    I wonder what will happen after he leaves office, if there will be any lasting impact from this ruling.
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    Re: Trumpís Blocking of Twitter Users Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post

    Twitter has not been nationalized. The President has been rebuked.
    Oh great...(uggghhh) I sure hope Twumpy doesn't read DP because if he does, now he might decide to try issuing an EO to nationalize Twitter.

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    Re: Trumpís Blocking of Twitter Users Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    Oh great...(uggghhh) I sure hope Twumpy doesn't read DP because if he does, now he might decide to try issuing an EO to nationalize Twitter.

    NICE GOING ECO!!!! <<-----(Ju-u-u-u-u-u-st kidding)
    When I saw, "what about users that get banned", I thought, "no way, Chavez, that ain't happening".

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    Re: Trumpís Blocking of Twitter Users Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Where does he find the time?
    "Executive Time" - This pseudonym for scheduled 'work breaks' consumes up 70% of his working day.


    ē "All I know is what's on the Internet." ó Donald Trump on "Meet the Press", Sunday, 13 March 2016 ē

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    Re: Trumpís Blocking of Twitter Users Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

    Suspect it has to do with political speech as being at the core of the 1st, but haven't bothered to look .

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    Re: Trumpís Blocking of Twitter Users Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Personally, I have no need for Twitter or Facebook and I don't use Google anymore.
    But don't all three censor certain users of their platforms ... in the case of Google it censors what users get to see.
    Greetings, bubbabgone.

    I guess I never learned the secret, but how do people find time in the first place for Facebook or Twitter? I'm busy just trying to keep up with what's going on here at DP - plus my garden, housework, baking, committee meetings, etc etc etc!

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    Re: Trumpís Blocking of Twitter Users Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    Practicing WHATABOUTISM by dragging the social media companies into the argument is the height of ignorance because in the case of Google, Twitter et al, they are companies who are practicing their right to exclude people who violate their clearly written Terms of Service, which people agree to when they sign up to USE the services.

    President Trump blocking people he doesn't agree with is another matter entirely because Trump is NOT a private citizen, he's the POTUS and when using his Twitter account AS POTUS, he is disseminating OFFICIAL POTUS COMMUNICATIONS, IN an official capacity AS AN elected OFFICIAL

    OFFICIAL OFFICIAL OFFICIAL OFFICIAL OFFICIAL OFFICIAL

    It is OFFICAL government communications, and the government isn't allowed to discriminate or block anybody.
    The moment he gives up the Office of the President, and goes back to being a private citizen, he can block a million people per hour and Twitter won't do a damn thing about it and the courts won't give a rat's ass about who he blocks either.
    Exactly!

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