AOC is facing a stern rebuttal in the form of a lawsuit. Former Assemblyman Dov Hikind has sued Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday for blocking him on Twitter.
Hikind claims in a lawsuit filed in a Brooklyn federal court that the freshman congresswoman prevented him from viewing her account because of “opinions he expressed” about her in replies that he has made on the social media site.
“Because of Plaintiff’s criticisms of AOC, Mr. Hikind has been prevented or impeded from viewing AOC’s tweets, from replying to the tweets, from viewing discussions associated with the tweets, and from participating in those discussions,” the lawsuit reads.
The suit also contains a citation from a court ruling that Hikind makes regarding President Donald Trump. A federal appeals court in the state of New York ruled on Tuesday that Trump’s practice of blocking critics on Twitter runs in the face of the First Amendment.
AOC’s Twitter account has more than 4.6 million followers and on that site she continually writes somewhat sarcastic or witty responses to her detractors.
Some have made lists of her most famous “clapbacks.” Well, now Hikind has made a “clapback” of his own.
Hikind is a former Democratic lawmaker from Brooklyn. He noted about this case that “several others, including journalists” have been blocked from viewing or interacting with Ocasio-Cortez’s tweets.
“If you or anyone you know has been blocked by @AOC please get in touch with me ASAP!” Hikind tweeted on Tuesday. He is obviously thinking about a class action suit.
Do you think he will prevail in this lawsuit? Should a politician like AOC have the right to block any detractors he or she wishes to? What do you think about this case? We look forward to seeing your comments in the section just below this article.
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