A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that President Trump is not allowed to block people on Twitter over statements he does not like, affirming a lower court’s decision that declared the president’s account a “public forum.” Appeals court rules Trump violated First Amendment by blocking Twitter users --- Interesting twist on things, but I'd say it makes sense based on the basic premise that a platform like Twitter is basically a big ass town hall. Public officials are not allowed to block anyone's right to free speech using a "state run" account. The same rule would not apply to private accounts, so that ruling doesn't have any ramifications on other (personal) censorship. What's interesting is that trump thought it was OK for him to block others (i.e censor them), while maintaining that Twitter should no be allowed to censor anyone. The ruling further implies that private citizens or corporations do not have to adhere to such laws as their actions are not in violation of the first amendment.