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Ocasio-Cortez Faces Lawsuits for Blocking Twitter Followers

A judge recently ruled that President Trump could not block a constituent on Twitter, arguing it was a violation of First Amendment rights. Now two New Yorkers are putting that to the test.

By NTK Staff | 07.10.2019 @11:00am
Ocasio-Cortez Faces Lawsuits for Blocking Twitter Followers

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), well known as one of the most liberal and outspoken members of House Democratic caucus, is facing two lawsuits from constituents who say she is depriving them of their First Amendment rights by blocking their accounts on the social media platform Twitter.

Former Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind filed a suit against Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday after a judge ruled that President Donald Trump “violated the Constitution in blocking critics on Twitter,” according to Axios.

Hikind released a statement regarding the lawsuit, as reported by Fox News:

“It’s unclear if Ocasio-Cortez is aware of this ruling or not, but either way, I have decided, after speaking with my legal counsel, to initiate a lawsuit against her for blocking me and a host of other public figures. Ocasio-Cortez is acting cowardly and should be ashamed of her attempts to silence me. I’ve done nothing but address her ignorance and disregard for the truth. She constantly brags about the millions of followers she has but is afraid of my speech. She is a hypocrite.”

“I’m looking forward to the day where she has to unblock me so that free speech in America is guaranteed even when it offends!” he concluded.

A second man, Joey Saladino, tweeted that he also filed a suit against Ocasio-Cortez. Saladino is a Republican congressional candidate running in New York’s 11th Congressional District.

Not unlike Trump, Ocasio-Cortez frequently uses Twitter to make news, attack opponents, and share her thoughts on the news of the day. If the ruling against Trump holds up, it stands to reason Ocasio-Cortez may be forced to unblock these and other individuals as well.

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