Why does Twitter enable crimes?

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It has been ruled in federal court that public officials, such as Trump, may not block constituents on Twitter.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/23/613780174/trump-cant-block-critics-from-his-twitter-account-judge-says

Yet Twitter continues to allow representatives in Congress to commit these crimes https://twitter.com/liz_wheeler/status/1147292766008795142?s=21

Twitter knows who these people are and which accounts as theirs, due to the verification process.

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  • Google w9aV3k
    Depends on the politician.

    If it's someone I agree with then they're just filtering out harassment and abuse.

    If it's someone I disagree with then they're cowards who can't face criticism.

    My hot take: Twitter should just ban politicians from blocking people by default (they should still be able to mute people however).
    Jul 7 1
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      The last paragraph is what I’m advocating for.
      Jul 7
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    • Microsoft
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      @AOC could legally, if I understand correctly, used the mute feature.
      Jul 7
  • Apple purifier
    Twitter is a waste of time. Should be out of business
    Jul 7 0
  • Nvidia btfd
    People commit crimes, not things. The govt shouldn't protect you from yourself, except maybe nuclear stuff.

    Change your dumb ideology...
    Jul 7 2
    • Google w9aV3k
      nuh-uh corporations are people now QED
      Jul 7
    • Nvidia btfd
      Quality Education Detention-centers?
      Jul 7
  • Amazon / Eng utu
    Don’t know how I feel about a government entity trying to regulate social media policy. It’s a slippery slope.
    Jul 7 2
    • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
      Better than social media regulating I think. Google is well known to skew search results to help Hillary
      Jul 7
    • Amazon / Eng utu
      Is google considered social media?
      Jul 7
  • LinkedIn ex-fb
    For the record, it is not a CRIME to ban someone on Twitter in spite of the court ruling, just a civil rights issue.

    Also the court missed that a politican can have a personal Twitter account which is not a public forum.
    Jul 7 1
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      Yes I know it’s a civil issue but that doesn’t help my case of bashing @aoc
      Jul 7
  • Amazon ohbother
    Representatives in Congress only represent their district. Are we sure that their blocking their actual constituents, not other people’s?
    Jul 7 0

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