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Connections: Discussing the intersection of free speech, politics, and social media


A federal court recently ruled that politicians can't block followers on Twitter. The decision came after critics of President Trump sued him because he blocked them on the platform. The court ruled that followers would miss out on access to politicians and public information provided by them, and that violates their First Amendment rights.

We discuss the intersection of free speech, politics, and social media with our guests:

  • Roy Gutterman, director of the Tully Center for Free Speech, and associate professor of magazine, news, and digital journalism at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University
  • Scott Malouf, attorney whose practice is focused on the intersection of social media and the law