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Supreme Court to hear cases on government officials blocking critics on social media

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2023
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The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear two cases in which public officials blocked critics on their personal social media accounts.

In both cases, the officials had used their personal accounts for public official announcements.

Circuit appellate courts have split on the matter, with one ruling the officials were acting as private citizens and so blocking was allowed and another finding that the government employees had effectively turned their accounts into official business and could not block critics.

The cases come several years after former President Trump tested the...

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