Blocking unwanted followers on social media, or “kicking losers to the curb” in technical parlance, is an unquestioned right of private citizens. But what about politicians? Can elected leaders, when using social media in their official capacities, scrub their follower lists of unwelcome critics?
The answer to that question is “no,” according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which contends that the right of citizens to follow elected officials on social media is protected by the First Amendment.
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