President Trump has apparently began unblocking political rivals on Twitter following a court ruling. Trump subsequently unblocked these 7 individuals named in the lawsuit, but did not unblock the dozens, if not hundreds of other accounts which are unable to see his tweets. My account, @EdKrassen, had been blocked since May of 2017, after I responded to one of the president's tweets with a critical remark stating, "Are you still obsessing over the woman who beat you in the popular vote??" Rosie O'Donnell, a comedian, said on Twitter late Tuesday that she remained blocked.
It appears as though a significant portion of those accounts on the list of 41 sent to the president from Knight Institute, have in fact been unblocked as of last night. Reuters reported that the White House did not comment.
The Internet Association, a lobbying group representing companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter, filed a brief in the case August 14.
Now that she's unblocked, Packard, who was told by doctors earlier this year that she's in remission, says she will continue reaching out to the president via Twitter.
President Donald Trump on Monday repeatedly ignored questions about the death of Sen.
Trump has made his Twitter account, with 54.1 million followers, an integral and controversial part of his presidency, using it to promote his agenda, announce policy and attack critics.
Concise News recalls that the United States Justice Department in June vowed to appeal the ruling, which the institute expressed confidence in defending.
Buchwald rejected the argument that Trump's First Amendment rights allowed him to block people with whom he did not wish to interact. While not taking a side in the litigation, it referenced past rulings about whether social media sites like Twitter "have a sufficient connection to governmental authority" to be considered public forums.
It wasn't immediately clear when or if the feature would be rolled out to Twitter's broader user base.