Colorado politicians seek power to block social media users

May 07, 2023

The rule wouldn’t apply to some politicians’ accounts, such as one of Gov. Public accounts can be those that are passed from one officeholder to the next, such as @WhiteHouse, used by both Trump and President Joe Biden. “(It’s having) the same treatment from the physical world to the social media world,” said Rep. Matt Soper, a Republican and one of the bill’s sponsors. “Legislators following the text of this bill will regularly violate the First Amendment rights of the individuals interacting with their social media accounts,” said Ordoñez. That case is now heading to the Supreme Court, which will not hear the case before fall.