President Donald Trump Sued for Blocking Twitter Users

By Staff  |  07/12/2017

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President Donald Trump has a few people blocked on Twitter... and now he's being sued over it.

According to FOX News, free speech group Knight First Amendment Institute has sued President Trump, claiming that by him blocking users on Twitter, he's violating the First Amendment.

The group, along with seven individual Twitter users, filed the suit in the federal court in the Southern District of New York, claiming Trump has blocked users who are critical of him... and it's a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

"President Trump’s Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, has become an important source of news and information about the government, and an important public forum for speech by, to, and about the President," the lawsuit reads. "In an effort to suppress dissent in this forum, Defendants have excluded -- 'blocked' -- Twitter users who have criticized the President or his policies. This practice is unconstitutional, and this suit seeks to end it."

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The seven plaintiffs include writer/political consultant Rebecca Buckwalter, professor Philip Cohen, political organizer Holly Figueroa, resident in general surgery Eugene Gu, police officer Brandon Neely, former professional cyclist Joseph Papp and comic/writer Nicholas Pappas.

So far, the White House has declined to comment.