BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A federal appeals court ruled Monday that President Trump has been violating the Constitution by blocking people who criticize him from following his Twitter account. Now, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing two federal lawsuits for blocking Twitter users who were critical of her or her policies. Media law and First Amendment experts at IU Bloomington are available to comment on the implications of the court ruling. For more information, contact Marah Yankey at 812-856-1442 or [email protected]

Anthony Fargo

Freedom of the press, freedom of speech, confidential news sources, anonymous speech, defamation laws, media law, international media law, privacy law, access to information, freedom of information.

IU Bloomington

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Anthony Fargo is an associate professor in The Media School at Indiana University Bloomington and is the director of the Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies. He has written extensively on the right of journalists to protect sources and news-gathering information and on the right to speak or publish anonymously. (more)

Joseph A. Tomain

Media law, privacy law, the First Amendment, free speech, press freedom.

IU Bloomington

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Joseph A. Tomain is a lecturer at the Maurer School of Law, where he teaches Information Privacy Law I and II and Internet Law. He has extensive experience in practice, teaching and scholarship on free speech rights, particularly in online environments. (more)

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