Trump faces lawsuit over Twitter usage

Trump faces lawsuit over Twitter usage

Trump faces lawsuit over Twitter usage. President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing event for the "Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017" in the East Room of the White House, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) President Donald Trump has long been criticized for his Twitter use and now he is facing a lawsuit from advocates of the First Amendment over claims that he has unconstitutionally blocked some of his critics from his POTUS twitter account. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017 The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. The lawsuit asked a judge to stop Trump and his media team from blocking critics from following him. A spokeswoman for government lawyers declined to comment. The director of the Knight First Amendment Institute is Jameel Jaffer, who worked for years with the American Civil Liberties Union. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing event for the “Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017” in the East Room of the White House, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

President Donald Trump has long been criticized for his Twitter use and now he is facing a lawsuit from advocates of the First Amendment over claims that he has unconstitutionally blocked some of his critics from his POTUS twitter…

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