Boston Globe:

President Donald J. Trump can’t block Twitter users from following his personal account, a federal judge ruled.

The judge said the comment section of Trump’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, is a public forum and that blocking users on the basis of political speech is a violation of their free-speech rights under the First Amendment.

As we’ve discussed before, a number of Arkansas politicians block commenters from social media accounts. Sen. Jason Rapert, the 10 Commandments proponent, is a chief offender. The question of law comes as to whether these accounts are governmental or not. We already have some law in Arkansas that says use of a private phone or e-mail account may not be used as an excuse to violate the FOI law. A forum to publicize and talk about political activities by an elected official looks an awful lot like a public forum to me.