Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Can Public Officials Block Critics on Their Social Media Accounts?

First Amendment Watch surveys the legal landscape: Can Elected Officials Block Critics On Their Social Media Pages? 

Some cases of interest: 

Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump

The Bonnen lawsuit (Texas)

Davison v. Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

 

More discussion here from the Voice of America.

The First Amendment Watch page is a very nice compilation of cases, analysis, and links.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2019/08/can-public-officials-block-critics-on-their-social-media-accounts.html

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