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Noah Feldman

If Trump Can’t Block Twitter Users, Twitter Can’t Either

A court’s ruling could open up social media to all kinds of abuse. It needs to be appealed.

A designated public former, the court says.

A designated public former, the court says.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The best way to understand why a federal district court was wrong Wednesday, when it held that Twitter users have a constitutional right not to be blocked by President Donald Trump’s personal account, is to consider the lawsuits that will come next.

I can point to a variety of reasons the decision was wrong, some of which I’ve already explored in an earlier column. It should be overturned on appeal.