President Donald Trump

A federal judge has ruled that President Donald Trump can no longer block people on Twitter.com. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled Wednesday that Twitter is a "public platform" for the people to dialogue -- and disagree -- with the president.

Judge Buchwald announced his ruling in response to a lawsuit filed by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and others, the AJC.com reported.

The president is a prolific tweeter who vigorously blocks "anti-Trumpers" who disagree with his opinions and just about everything he tweets.

Judge Buchwald agreed that the President of the United States can't silence the American people or prevent them from voicing their disagreement of him.

The judge said Trump's Twitter account is a public platform “and blocking people who reply to his tweets with differing opinions constitutes viewpoint discrimination” in violation of the First Amendment, The Hill reported.

President Trump is likely to tweet his displeasure of the judge's ruling, and the people can lawfully disagree with him without fear of retaliation.

  • more

    This can't be real -_- no way is this real news

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  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    ima get the tweets off but BLOCK ME BACK !

  • KLove

    This is blurring the lines between Trump the President, and Trump the private citizen. Private citizens can block people on Twitter all they want. This ruling implies that the government has ownership over the President's personal Twitter account....which they do not. I can see if he was blocking dissenters from the official White House twitter account. He is blocking folks from his PERSONAL account, which should be perfectly legal. I see this one getting overturned by a higher court, should the President waste time fighting it.

  • RespectSelf

    I'm concerned for his rights... smh they are really saying he can't block folks.smh smh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile... . The tweeting chile.. ??

  • Phillybruh

    Because his tweets are part of the public record now. He's the President.

  • Phillybruh

    Well they told him to delete the twitter when he was elected. Everything he says on it is public record, he's not just Donald Trump anymore he's the President.

  • ibedatchick

    He has regularly refused to use the official twitter handle for the president therefore his personal account is not the account of the president. Unforgettably he isn't a private citizen and refuses to follow the processes, policies, and procedures as his precedents so yeah. sucks to be him

  • Ni Ni

    Girl, they watching ?.

  • RespectSelf

    I get that.... i'm just thinking about how this sounds. It really goes to show that the "president" doesn't have as much "power" as folks act like they have. He can't even block his haters lol

  • KLove

    Facts...however, the official Presidential twitter account is @POTUS, and as such, that is the one he shouldn't be able to block dissenting opinions from. @RealDonaldTrump is his PERSONAL twitter, and I feel like he should be able to say what he pleases, and block folks as he sees fit.

  • FukkFolks2018

    If Hillary cant delete her own email, have questions around her personal email and have them considered private...neither is this fools Twitter account? Its not hard folks. It really is not.

  • ShelbyMoore

    You should delete this.

  • FukkFolks2018

    No. He cannot. He cannot have a personal Twitter.

  • KLove

    Please show me where this is written law. Not trying to be funny, but I need to see where exactly this is written law.

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    LOL!

  • Phillybruh

    Donald Trump could easily block his haters, President Trump can not. His haters are his employers

  • FukkFolks2018

    Okay he can HAVE one. But the law is now above. He cannot block anyone. It violates their first amendment rights. He is not a corporation like the NFL. HE? works for US.

  • Phillybruh

    They take everything cell phones everything from their civilian life when they are elected. He chose to keep it and tweet as the President, oh well.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Hell we can't find a worthless thug to off George Zimmerman...
    *sigh*

  • Faux Gibbler

    LOL you can always just mute people. That’s the best way.

  • bhavana

    He needs to get off social media and go to bed! He stays up all night tweeting when he should be resting. He has a country to run!

  • Faux Gibbler

    . Someone got jail time for a similar comment like about Obama.

  • KLove

    watch that decision get overturned on appeal. a Twitter account is NOT a govt owned entity and hence cannot be regulated as such

  • Jefferey Franklin

    When karma comes back on you

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It's a violation of the 1st amendment since Trump as president represents the government and leads the branch that ENFORCES laws which includes the Constitution.

    He would be violating the 1st Amendment if he tried to block any U.S. citizen or delete any tweet he received.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Bro. I do not understand

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He's president 24/7 until he's removed from office or another president takes his place.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You're a troll.

  • KLove

    i could see this being true if he blocks folks from the official presidential twitter (which he doesnt use), but he is not. therefore no violation of the first amendment.

  • FukkFolks2018

    This. Hillary ALSO got shit bc she wanted to keep her and her staff's Blackberry's. THAT is what prompted the whole EMAIL mess with her. Bc she was INSTRUCTED to get RID OF IT. Folks gotta follow the rules laid out. Nobody is getting a break.

    https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2016/06/hillary-clinton-emails-probe-blackberry-224154

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It doesn't matter what device or handle he is using.

    As long as he is president he's representing the country and the government.

    Just stop playing Devil's Advocate.

  • justlooking

    I don't converse with a bullshitter.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!!

    I heard he likes to talk to Hannity before he goes to bed.

    I can see Donnie with big pink rollers in his hair while Hannity sings him a lullabye.

  • Kemi

    They wasted time and resources on this, when the world is in turmoil. Anyway, Twitter fingers thinks he can do whatever he wants by violating ppl’s 1st amendment rights to participate in open/public forum.... NOT!! Glad the judge tossed it straight to the trash...

  • KLove

    Again, I need to see where exactly this is written. Otherwise its just conjecture and speculation. If there was an actual law written that governs the use of social media by the person that holds the office of President, then we have an issue that can be debated.

    Would you be in agreement if Obama's personal twitter was called into question for the same issue?

    Im not defending anyone here, but fair is fair.

  • Roxie Moxie

    True....true. Good lookin' out....I have to learn about having a filter. lol

  • Roxie Moxie

    K...it's gone! But my sentiments still stand! lol

  • Roxie Moxie

    Really? Where the hell have I been? It's gone now. I got too much to lose. Thanks ya'll!

  • Roxie Moxie

    I concur!!! lol

  • Ni Ni

    Whew, I'm glad. I was getting nervous for you.

  • Miss Thang

    lol @ "I can see Donnie with big pink rollers in his hair while Hannity sings him a lullabye."

  • RealATLPeach36

    Say what ...he’s truly bat ? shit nuts ?!

  • Miss Thang

    wayment.. her email was a matter of state wasn't it because she is emailing from her state dept email? Dump is using his private Twitter, not the POTUS twitter.

  • Elevated Soul

    Another dumb liberal judge. This ruling has now open up Twitter and other social media to lawsuits because they have been shadow banning and banning conservative voices just because they aren't liberal.

    President Trump could shut down Twitter if he wants to....These dumb liberals want to quiet all voices except their ridiculous liberal voices.

  • Miss Thang

    this is why I don't want to hear about anymore gangsters and thugs. Because Zimmerman is still breathing and free. and so are all these police who have killed unarmed black men.

  • FukkFolks2018

    She was housing her own servers. And there were questions about her personal emails containing classified information. You gotta do what they say when you get elected. Same rules apply to him.

  • Jethro

    Wassamatta, were they not pumping up his fragile ego?

  • ShelbyMoore

    I feel you on that my filter stay broke! LOL...But I also don't want these folk to come kick your door down either (even tho IDK you). It's a fawked up climate we're in....certain things just can't be written (and from the looks of things, can't be said either). Stay blessed.

  • Miss Thang

    "fair is fair."

    exactly!
    Anyway, I believe Roderick is blinded by bias.

  • KLove

    this is gonna get overturned so quick. folks are letting their blanket hatred of everything Trump cloud their judgement and common sense

  • FukkFolks2018

    I doubt it will. And really? He needs to stop worrying about his Tweets and worry about bigger stuff legally. He doesnt have the time to pursue in COURT by an appeal... who he can Tweet, on what account, and if he can Tweet and block. He is in much hotter water than that wouldnt you agree?

  • Roxie Moxie

    *kisses* *hugs* I owe you one....lol

  • Monica N. Williams

    YEP tweet about that orange chief

  • Jethro

    Let him. Then he'll only have Fox "News" as an outlet for his lunacy.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Thanks for looking out. :-) My mom has told me the same things. I used to have a Facebook but I get into political debates and stuff and she was always scared that the men in black would come to my door one day. lol

  • MoniquetheGeek

    trump is the first sitting president to actively use Twitter. Obama had a Twitter account under POTUS, yes, but he didn't tweet every second of the day like 45. Can't write a rule about social media if social media was never a heavy presence in past presidencies....New rule for current situations.

  • Scromes1212

    So is this going to apply to everybody that holds public office or just the president?

  • KLove

    How so? Because I dare to question things, and dont march lockstep with everything that is presented to me? Because we have differing opinions? Im lost. Please enlighten me.

  • Elevated Soul

    Oooh yes...Liberals are so demonic to me. They are demonic on every level.These people and their double standards.

    Fake News is just mad because President Trump pays them no attention. They are also mad because of how he uses his platform to get out what they refuse to report.

    Anyways he can still mute them...The Alt-Left is trying to censor the way he handles twitter because in truth they want control of everything.

  • Dove Amerie

    He doesn't want any real tea spilling in those twitter streets. And the playboy bunny is being discussed thoroughly.

  • Kemi

    Some will drink the piss out of their orange god’s dack with the way they luh and support this man’s foolishness..the man is given a presidential twitter acct where he could moderate and block whomever he wants. But he chooses to use twitter on a public discourse where ppl are allowed to voice their opinions like it or not..

  • Dove Amerie

    But it didnt matter. She's walking around free as a bird.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He has been using it as his Presidental platform to speak to the American people. It's a private account, but in a sense he has made it public.
    I'm not sure this judge's ruling will hold up in court on appeal, but I guess I can see where she's coming from.

  • FukkFolks2018

    He is too

  • Dove Amerie

    Fake fonts and all

  • KLove

    It doesn't matter how often the account is used/not used. Therefore, going forward, maybe there needs to be some legislation introduced governing the use of social media by people that hold public office. Then we can argue LOL. But until then, folks need to stop making much ado about nothing

  • Dove Amerie

    I guess there on the same team.

  • KLove

    A lot of people are letting their blind hatred for any/everything Trump cloud their judgement and influence their opinions. I have never seen a level of hatred for a President such as this. I dont agree with everything the man says or does, but i also dont waste energy bellyaching about everything.

  • Ni Ni

    lol

  • KLove

    it wont hold up on appeal if it makes it to the supremes

  • Ryan

    But did the court take into consideration how sensitive he is? He has a meltdown on Twitter every time somebody gives an opinion that he doesn't like. Poor snowflake.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Except Trump is using several unsecured cell phones and he loves to gossip with buddies like Hannity and other Fox News people.

  • KB

    IMO this is how he messed himself up & shows just how he doesn't think or heed the advice of his legal & PR counsel.
    1- He was given a Twitter account @Potus for presidential tweets.
    2- He CHOSE to use his already established personal account @realdonaldtrump once he became President to tweet & identify as the 45th.
    Had he had disabled the account this wouldn't be a topic and all of his tweets before becoming 45 would not be biting him in the azz & showing how much of a fraud he is.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Dude if you work for the government and use your personal email account to do government business you will turn over those 'private' emails.

  • Dove Amerie

    Call the feds then on your Obamaphone.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Bloop

  • MoniquetheGeek

    It's much ado because it's never happened before. This ruling is the 1st step to introducing legislation, I'm sure.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Dude, let me help you out.

    There have been several government employees who have done government business using their personal email accounts which have been subpoenaed by courts.

    Look. When you're president you're president 24/7 for however long your term is which explains why the president has Secret Service protection from the time he's the nominee of a major party until he leaves the White House and then he still gets a smaller contingent of SS protection.

    Do you recall a few months ago there was a press conference reviewing some of the stats from the Trump's physical?

    Once you become president there's no expectation of privacy because you are the ultimate public official.

  • Dove Amerie

    They're

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Uh, Trump decided to be President of the United States which is one of the if not the most visible public figures in the world.

  • CopperCutie

    No wonder he loves Putin and Russia so much!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!

    The feds already know and probably every intelligence agency in the world listens in on Trump's conversations.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You keep asking the same damn question and when someone answers it you ask the same question again.

    Just make a statement because you just want some type of verbal altercation.

  • Miss Thang

    that's all well and good, but what is the legal precedence for this decision?

  • Ryan

    That's what I thought when I saw this too!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    No. They're mad because he's a dishonest con artist who manipulates the blind and the gullible.

  • Miss Thang

    lmao

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    What was the legal precedence for the government seeking access to Hillary's emails on the clintonmail.com server?

  • Ryan
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No because Trump is a petty vindictive dangerously ignorant person with a lot of power to do a lot of damage both literally and in the abstract.

  • Miss Thang

    i have no idea lol

  • Ryan

    No seriously, Obamaphone? Man if y'all trolls don't come up with some references from this decade - I feel like being entertained by your ignorance today! Do better!!

  • Dove Amerie

    And that's his original face and complexion too right?

  • Dove Amerie

    And everyone else with a mic on their mobile.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Is this really true that he can't block people?? Folks are going to have a field day now...

  • Quitedeliteful

    (Snicker...)

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • xenaD

    Who’s he tryna block?! Wtf

  • Dove Amerie

    I can't think for you unfortunately.

  • Dove Amerie

    Like that 20 year old pic???

  • Omandesert

    #winning

  • KB

    The legal precedence is exactly what the judge ruled. Had he'd NOT used @realdonaldtrump for his presidential platform this wouldn't be an issue (hit the lawsuit filed link). He was @realdonaldtrump before he was POTUS & that account should've been disabled once he became 45. The DOJ can appeal etc but the fact remains as a civilian he can block who he wants as POTUS and/or government official anything you do & say using that platform is public knowledge. Plus, once he is no longer POTUS that @realdonaldtrump will not be his anymore & he will not have access. This of course is IMO ?.

  • Dove Amerie

    Like the candy bar? Maybe you can understand that.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Snicker... Sniggle... Snort... anyone will do....

  • Dove Amerie

    Obviously.

  • Quitedeliteful

    No doubt. And you're welcome...

  • Dove Amerie

    I am not thanking the ignorance you are so proud of.

  • Quitedeliteful

    You are still so very welcome... Anytime....

  • Quitedeliteful

    So nice chatting with you.... You are more than welcome....

  • KLove

    I actually don't want a verbal altercation. However, I don't mind debating and trading ideas. I just want to know why you called me a troll, simply because I presented a viewpoint that doesn't mesh with yours. Instead of trying to gain understanding of where I am coming from, as I was trying to do with you, you had to resort to name calling. When you resort to name calling while debating differing viewpoints, youve already lost the debate, as youve proven that you dont have a valid argument to stand on, other than your hatred of all things Trump

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL! Lovely chatting with you!!! Keep it up!!! Oh! and a few more for your repertoire: gag gasp smirk simper -- You're still welcome..

  • FukkFolks2018

    This wasnt very nice.

  • Dove Amerie

    I took your font seriously tho.

  • Ryan
  • Dove Amerie

    Hate me all day but think people! Stop following the damn herd! And that one is suspect. I bet y'all the same ones who would of told on Harriet Tubman and Nat Turner too??? Running to TELLL!!!

  • Ryan

    You belong in Grady.

  • Dove Amerie

    And you in Shady. Shady Acres.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Lmaooooo. The dumbest of the dumb trolls up there.

  • Dove Amerie

    You got another pic to send me? Grown ass man?? I'll wait for you to upload it like a real bih.

  • Ryan

    And they really think they're saying something. SMH scrolling and laughing

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    Dude I've given you reasoned arguments but now you're saying that all of my previous statements amount to hating Trump?

    *blocked*

  • FukkFolks2018

    I understand. But sometimes I don't even take my own self seriously. And it still doesn't remove the fact that wasn't very nice. Miss Piggy. And whomever upvoted it is not nice either

  • Ryan

    Stay classy baby girl!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Who is that?

  • Dove Amerie

    Noted.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    None of us are the President of the motherfugging United States though.

    Do you understand the difference?

  • ………

    So can the people he block SUE him for discrimination? ?

  • Dove Amerie

    Keep proving my point. I will give you the time you need to catch up. Getting c l o s e r

  • Shira Harding-James

    If he could control his impulse, he wouldn’t need to block anyone ?????

  • KLove

    Blocked?? proves my point right there...

  • Quitedeliteful

    You know I always do! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • hottlanta

    No she ain't she was investigated by the Republicans 8 times and stood on the Senate floor for 11 hours. Wanna bet Dump can stand 12 seconds. He was tired as hell trying to do that sword dance in Saudi Arabia.

  • hottlanta

    I almost passed out last night when they said he also has a burner phone. FBI is tricking that azz they can still get those calls if they want to.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I don't have a twitta account...but to my understanding,he can't block people,howeva he can"mute" them. Wuteva muting means.

  • hottlanta

    Why aren't folks pissed about Jared being on the job for 2 years and finally getting a security clearance.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    ????????

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Good now if we could get to the treasonous things immechedly.....

  • KB

    Correction: It is public so in a sense doesn't apply here ??.

  • Dowoop

    And he will walk around free as a bird that can't block people.

  • Dove Amerie

    And your bleached pic of MJ was so deep. fOH

  • Dove Amerie

    That was the point. Thanks

  • Dove Amerie

    She's in jail where?

  • Dove Amerie

    Ok let us repeat our ABC's . That's as far as I can go with you.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Social Media and Modern Day Technology is the downfall of the current society. Muffuggas would NOT HAVE A LIFE without it! So glad this mess wasnt around in the 80's and 90's

  • GIJoeJones

    Pretty sure that Judge just got blocked on Twitter.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yeah well, Hillary's emails./s

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well I guess that's what we'll see if he decides to appeal it all the way to the Supreme Court. The @POTUS account is of course government property, but the @realdonaldtrump account is his private property. He could argue he's been using it for his public opinions, pronouncements etc. but not for OFFICIAL government business. That's why I'm not sure this ruling would stand up on appeal.

  • KB

    Once he used it as his presidential platform that personal account became the property of the government - that was his decision after being advised not to, his choice. He was a civilian as @realdonaldtrump once he became 45 that changed. No doubt the DOJ will appeal & have it wrapped up in that process for awhile.

  • Guess Who

    LMAO....SNL couldn't write a better trump skit than this TRUTHFUL, for real happening shyt.

  • deadellamore

    Good! Now I can post LOCK HIM UP ALL DAY LONG!!!

  • deadellamore
  • Miss Thang

    "...so glad this mess wasnt around in the 80's and 90's."

    me too 100%

  • Trace da Ace

    ^^^^^ ALL OF THIS!!!

  • Jaitlyn_Kenner

    Please block me!