Blocked by Trump on Twitter – now crusaders take their case to court (The Guardian)

The Guardian: Blocked by Trump on Twitter – now crusaders take their case to court. “Figueroa O’Reilly is now a co-plaintiff in a high-profile free-speech lawsuit that accuses the president of violating her first amendment rights by silencing her in an online forum maintained by him and select aides. Oral arguments in the case, brought in US district court by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, are scheduled for Thursday in New York. The case is being watched closely not only for its curiosity value, but also as a test of how courts will apply the first amendment in the context of public officials’ use of social media accounts, at a time when the role of social networks in politics has generated intense controversy.”