Last year, the United States Supreme Court identified social media as “perhaps the most powerful mechanism available” today to make a person’s voice heard. But can a government official block their constituents’ voices online? At what point does a personal social media page become open to the public? Join us as we discuss the ramifications of a recent federal district court case out of New York about President Trump’s personal Twitter account and the potential legal precedent being shaped now.
Show Notes & References:
- 3:33 Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al. (http://www.lozanosmith.com/news-clientnewsbriefdetail.php?news_id=2755)
- 12:10 City of San Jose et al. v. Superior Court (http://www.lozanosmith.com/news-clientnewsbriefdetail.php?news_id=2616)
- 18:20 Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) 395 U.S. 444
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