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>> The President of the United States forced to unblock more users on Twitter. He's under pressure to comply with a judge's ruling from May that said preventing critics, like Chrissy Teigen and Stephen King, from following his Tweets violated their free speech. Reuters Correspondent Paresh Dave.>> What the court ruling said earlier this year is that President Trump's Twitter account is different from the Twitter accounts of a normal citizen.
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President Trump uses his Twitter account to hire, fire people, and make decisions about foreign policy. Using that Twitter in that way, turns it into a public forum that people should have access to to understand what's happening in the government. The White House tried to argue that he uses his account just like anyone else, it's a personal account, has no ties to the government.
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But certainly, that's a tough argument to make when he's making these official announcements on Twitter.>> Earlier this month, an advocacy group complained to the Justice Department that the president wasn't moving fast enough to meet the demands of the courts.>> Google and Twitter and Facebook.>> Now the newly unblocked users are taking revenge against the president, announcing they blocked him in return.
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The Internet Association, which represents the likes of Twitter and Facebook, filed a brief in the case, asking the court to clarify that Twitter itself can still block users. Since it's not a state actor and not subject to the First Amendment's restraints.