Silencing Critics in the Age of America’s First Tweeter-in-Chief

Where Social Media Meets the First Amendment – It is hardly a shock that America’s first Twitter presidency has encouraged members of Congress, governors, state representatives, and countless local and municipal public officials around the country to create an ‘official’ presence on popular social media platforms. Most public officials who have claimed a ‘Facebook profile’ or ‘Twitter handle’ find social media provides one of the most effective mechanisms to broadcast their proposals and agendas.

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This article was originally published in the April 2019 issue of New Jersey Lawyer, a publication of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and is reprinted here with permission.