Podcast: Twitter & Free Speech – What’s mute got to do with it?

Podcast: Twitter & Free Speech – What’s mute got to do with it?

How does blocking or muting someone on Twitter affect free speech? Angela Greben has been doing research into precisely this topic. She has been filing records requests across the country to find out who elected officials and public Twitter accounts have been muting to find out if it impacts your first amendment right.



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Supplemental Reading

Government Block Lists Revealed

What’s @SantaAnaPD Doing to Tweets It Doesn’t Like?

A Florida man is suing the Miami Beach mayor for his Facebook block list

Blocked by the Cops @Austin_Police doesn’t want to hear your criticism

Public Records Reveal Who Politicians Block on Twitter