Supreme Court will decide if government officials can block social media critics

The Supreme Court will soon hear two cases that could decide whether or not government figures can block their critics on social networks . The court has agreed to tackle appeals from California and Michigan residents who claim officials violated First Amendment free speech rights by blocking them on social media in response to critical commentary. In California, Christopher and Kimberly Garnier believe Poway Unified School District members Michelle O’Connor-Ratcliff and TJ Zane unfairly blocked them on Facebook and Twitter for writing hundreds of critical comments on talking points like school budgets and race. Michigan’s Kevin Lindke, meanwhile, says […]

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