By Wayne Dupree | November 11, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is reported to have continued blocking conservative critics on her Twitter timeline, and this comes not even a week after she apologized to former Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind for blocking him.
Earlier this year, Pres. Trump was ordered to unblock his critics due to some excuse of government officials shouldn’t unblock online users because it was unconstitutional. I think anyone should be able to block whoever they want.
What AOC needs to realize is that when she uses her ‘personal’ account to promote her political ideas, it’s no longer a ‘personal’ account regardless of how ‘technical’ she claims initial intent.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologized for blocking a former Brooklyn Assemblyman on Twitter on Monday and settled a lawsuit he filed alleging she violated the First Amendment by preventing him from viewing or engaging with her account.
But the New York congresswoman is continuing to block several critics from her personal Twitter account, @AOC, which she uses to communicate with the public about everything from policymaking to campaigning.
Among the blocked accounts are that of Niraj Antani, a right-wing Ohio state lawmaker, Harry Cherry, a young conservative activist, Liz Wheeler, a host at the right-wing One American Network, Ryan Saavedra, a conservative activist at the Daily Wire, the group Students for Trump, and the right-wing website The Daily Caller, The New York Post confirmed on Saturday.
Ocasio-Cortez has defended blocking critics by arguing that they had harassed her, they weren’t her constituents, and that @AOC is technically a personal, rather than official, account. While many of these users have gotten into disagreements with Ocasio-Cortez, it’s unclear whether their conduct rises to the level of harassment or threats, which likely wouldn’t be fall under protected speech. [Business Insider]
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She is so crafty. It’s illegal to block your official work account as a politician, so she just started communicating her work through her account. How cleaver. Tells you all you need to know about her
These Democrat Socialists think they are above the law and don’t have to obey any rulings or settlements? Laws only apply to others, not them. I believe that the true powers behind the curtain (real deep state) have been putting controversial people in power to make things so divided and tense so that we may start a culture war within the country and maybe declare Martial Law while suspending the Constitution, which they love to hate.
AOC’s top priority isn’t the people of New York. She proved this when she chased away 25,000 Amazon jobs and billions in tax revenues for her state all to earn social media brownie points. Her top priority is her social media popularity and celebrity.
AOC had better enjoy that seat in Congress because what she did to the Brooklyn people by not letting Amazon come to build there still will be damaging for her come election time. The talk is even the majority of moderate democrats do not like the squad at all, so they better start packing ahead of time their term will be over shortly for trying to destroy our American democracy.
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