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Officials can’t block critics on social media platforms, court finds

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Officials can’t block critics on social media platforms, court finds

Government officials violate the First Amendment in cases where they block people on social media platforms for expressing critical views, US District Judge James Cacheris found. A Virginia county official contended that a man she temporarily blocked from her Facebook page could express himself through other channels, but Cacheris held that other methods of expression do not equate to social media.

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