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Donald Trump gets sued for blocking people on Twitter

New York: In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, the advocates suing President Donald Trump, claimed the President has unconstitutionally blocked some of his critics from following him on Twitter.

The lawsuit says Twitter has become an important public forum for the president and he frequently makes public announcements there, reports Telangana Today.

The case argues that it is unconstitutional to stop people following him on Twitter, which bans them from seeing his tweets or sending replies to them while signed in. However, the government official has declined to comment.

The lawsuit says blocking people from following Trump’s account was a viewpoint-based restriction that the Constitution doesn’t permit.

Jameel Jaffer, the institute’s director, said dozens of people reached out after his organisation told the White House three weeks ago that it wasn’t permitted to block individuals from following the president’s 8-year-old “realdonaldtrump” account.