Why Trump is being sued for blocking Twitter users

The masthead of US President Donald Trump's Twitter account as

The masthead of US President Donald Trump's Twitter account as

Having heard the arguments, Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald offered Trump some advice, according to the Associated Press: Just mute people, instead.

She asked whether Twitter was different from a public town hall, where government officials would be unable to pull the plug from a microphone to mute speakers with unwelcome views.

Buchwald presented muting as a possible compromise solution that could settle the suit without a ruling on the constitutionality of presidential Twitter blocking. The case was brought before Judge Buchwald by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, which is representing seven people who have been blocked - meaning they can not see his Twitter profile or his tweets - by Donald Trump. The government has moved to have the case dismissed.

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The New York Post reports that attorneys for both sides "said they would consider Buchwald's suggestion".

It should not be considered a "state action" if @realdonaldtrump blocks certain Twitter users because the President is "self-participating in a marketplace of ideas", Baer argued. Buchwald is considering motions from both sides seeking judgment in their favor.

- Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza is the judicial affairs editor for Daily Kos in Washington, D.C. Philip Cohen is a sociologist at the University Of Maryland. "He can avoid hearing them by muting them".

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But another plaintiff who was present at the hearing, Nick Pappas, a comic and writer, said Buchwald's proposed settlement is OK by him.

Mute is a feature that allows you to remove an account's tweets from your timeline without unfollowing or blocking that account. But unlike Twitter, the hearing never turned contentious. Baer said the situation was more analogous to walking away from someone in public. "He wants to look out at the world on Twitter and see that everyone agrees with him and everybody thinks he's great and the fact is that's not true and that's why he blocks - just literally blocks - us so we won't be seen to be expressing our views against him, and I think that's outrageous".

In this analogy, the President is simply "choosing not to engage with a few individuals", he said. "Once it's a public forum, you can't shut somebody up because you don't like what they're saying", she said. (The White House has confirmed that the president's tweets are indeed official statements). This feature helps users in restricting specific accounts from contacting them, seeing their tweets, and following them. They can't, however, directly reply to Trump.

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