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Colorado legislature approves bill letting politicians block people from viewing their private social media accounts

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By Jesse Bedayn, The Associated Press/Report for America

Colorado lawmakers pushed a bill to the governor’s desk that would allow politicians to block social media users from their private accounts, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would consider to what extent that’s legal.

The bipartisan measure Colorado’s Democrat-controlled Legislature approved Thursday allows lawmakers to block people for any reason they choose. The rule wouldn’t apply to some politicians’ accounts, such as one of Gov. Jared Polis’ Twitter accounts, @GovofCO.

The idea has sparked a national debate as social media becomes an increasingly popular tool for politicians to squeeze arguments into 280-character Tweets, laud their successes, air their grievances,…

The Associated Press

2023-05-06 03:00:00

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