Trump blocked users earlier as well. AOC needs to do what Trump does, which is not using twitter as a 2 way dialog where you actually have to read and respond to people. Instead twitter is the anus of Trumps thoughts where information is one unidirectional.
Then she doesn’t have to read all the hellish trolling and death threats.
There’s a difference between being hardcore trolled and people not disagreeing with you. Not interested in what you think her case may be. Either way, blocking people on social media shouldn’t be allowed for public officials.
It's reasonable that Trump and AOC should be held to the same standard.
I don't think disallowing politicians from blocking people is a good precedent, technology-law-wise — it's not like Twitter does anything that prevents one from making alternate accounts, so an individual *person* isn't blocked from communicating with their elected official, just that particular screen name.
Feels like the sort of thing that will have unintended consequences many years down the line.