Mar 9, 2018

Trump told to mute Twitter critics, not block them, by New York judge

A judge has advised US President Donald Trump to mute rather than block his Twitter critics after users of the service filed a lawsuit against him. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald suggested the president mute the accounts he does not want to see. People on Twitter are unable to see or respond to tweets from accounts that block them. The seven Twitter users involved in the legal action say their accounts were blocked by the president, or his aides, after they replied to his tweets with mocking or critical comments. One of the users, Philip Cohen, said Mr Trump blocked him after he responded to one of his tweets with a mocked up image that labelled the president a "Corrupt incompetent authoritarian".

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