Trump unblocks more Twitter users after court order

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch group pours almost M into ads to boost three GOP Senate candidates Gillum wins stunner and other takeaways from Arizona, Florida McSally prevails in nasty Arizona GOP Senate primary MORE on Tuesday unblocked dozens of Twitter users, allowing them to see his account and posts, after a letter was sent to the Justice Department urging the president to comply with a court order ruling his feed to be a public forum. Being that the President's Twitter, @RealDonaldTrump, is a public forum, that would be in violation of their First Amendment rights to free speech.

At least 20 individuals on the list confirmed to Reuters that they were unblocked on Tuesday. The seven users who filed suit had their accounts unblocked in June. But just a few weeks ago, on August 10, the Knight First Amendment Institute sent a letter to the Department of Justice demanding the president and his aides "restore access to all users who were blocked from the president's account on the basis of viewpoint". Yet, months later, many Twitter users who '@' replied their opinions to Trump remained blocked by the President.

He has also blocked many critics, preventing them from directly responding to his tweets. While not part of the list sent to the Justice Department, comedian and frequent Trump critic Rosie O'Donnell remains blocked from seeing Trump's posts on Twitter. Almost a year later, and just as suddenly, Packard says the president has unblocked her.

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On Tuesday, many opponents of the president tweeted they were recently unblocked by him on Twitter.

It's important to note that the President's Twitter account seems to have only unblocked the accounts mentioned in the list sent to the DOJ. I happen to be one of these users.

"We're pleased to see the White House take steps to comply with the district court's ruling that the First Amendment prohibits the president from blocking Twitter users simply because they have criticized him", Katie Fallow, senior staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, said in a statement.

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