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"While we must recognize, and are sensitive to, the president's personal First Amendment rights, he can not exercise those rights in a way that infringes the corresponding First Amendment rights of those who have criticized him", she wrote.

Donald Trump can not block people on Twitter, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying that doing so amounts to restricting the users' rights to free speech, Yahoo News is reporting.

Today, however, a Federal judge ruled that blocking anyone from accessing the president's Twitter feed is a violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution.

Trump and his social media team blocked numerous users from his personal Twitter account after they posted critical comments of him using his handle. But if Trump muted an account, he would not see that user's tweets but the user could still see and respond to his. Trump has more than 50 million followers on his Twitter page.

President Trump and the other defendants conceded they did so because they disliked the viewpoints the plaintiffs expressed in their tweets.

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Even if it's argued that the ruling is narrow and only meant to apply to public figures (maybe even arguing that it applies only to the US president), that still has implications for Twitter's enforcement policy.

There was no immediate response to the ruling from the White House.

In her ruling, the district judge said that President Trump's position mean that Twitter should be "properly characterized as a designated public forum".

She also rejected the suggestion that since Twitter is a private company it is beyond the reach of First Amendment forum rules.

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Twitter, which wasn't a party to the lawsuit, declined to comment. "Trump's personal Twitter account has become a public forum and this court concluded that he can not block those who disagree with him and only allow those who agree with him".

The lawsuit against Mr Trump and other White House officials stems from his decision to bar several online critics. As such, if he blocks people and thereby prevents them from seeing his messages, he is breaking the First Amendment. This decision was ruled by the court in New York, NBC reported, transmits "Darik".

It's not clear, as of this writing, how many Twitter users Trump has blocked - it could be a few dozen, it could be thousands.

The government did not dispute that Mr. Trump blocked people because of those kinds of antagonistic tweets.

The judge acknowledged that even though the president has certain free speech rights, he can not violate the rights of other Twitter users.

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"The President, like other public officials, routinely engages in conduct that is not state action, whether that might be giving a toast at a wedding or giving a speech at a fundraiser", the Justice Department wrote in a brief, according to The Washington Post.

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