Lawmakers sued for blocking One Wisconsin Now on Twitter

Lawmakers sued for blocking One Wisconsin Now on Twitter


>>IT’S NOT AN OPEN FORUM.>>YOU USE IT TO TALK TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS?>>THEY ARE NOT MY CONSTITUENTS. REPORTER: REPRESENTATIVE JESSE KREMER IS ONE OF THREE REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS BEING SUED IN FEDERAL COURT FOR BLOCKING PROGRESSIVE ADVOCACY GROUP ONE WISCONSIN NOW FROM COMMENTING, CRITICIZING ON THE LAWMAKERS’ OFFICIAL TWITTER PAGES, >>WE SIMPLY FOUND OUT THAT WE WERE BLOCKED FROM COMMUNICATING WITH THESE THREE LEGISLATORS AND SO WE HAVE FILED A LAWSUIT. BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THE FIRST AMENDMENT APPLIES TO EVERYBODY. REPORTER: THE LAWSUIT NAMES STATE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER ROBIN VOS, REPRESENTATIVE JOHN NYGREN, CHAIR OF JOINT FINANCE, AND KREMER, >>DO YOU BLOCK OTHER PEOPLE WHO AREN’T DIRECTLY YOUR CONSTITUENTS?>>THERE ARE SIX PEOPLE BLOCKED ON OUR TWITTER ACCOUNT.>>RIGHT.>>YEP. AND WHEN THEY START SPAMMING US, WE HAVE POLICIES IN PLACE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. AND OUR TWITTER PAGE. AND IF YOU BREAK THOSE POLICIES YOU WILL BE BLOCKED. THAT’S THE END OF IT. REPORTER: ONE WISCONSIN NOW SAYS EVEN GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER DOESN’T BLOCK THEM ON TWITTER. AND EXCHANGING POLITICAL VIEWS ON THE LAWMAKERS’ OFFICIAL TWITTER PAGES, IS LIKE BEING AT THE STATE CAPITOL. FREE SPEECH IS PROTECTED. SPEAKER VOS AND REPRESENTATIVE NYGREN DID NOT COMMENT.>>AND SO OUR HOPE IS THAT THIS CASE WILL UPHOLD THE FACT THAT SOCIAL MEDIA IS A PUBLIC FORUM. AND THAT PUBLIC OFFICIALS CANNOT BAR CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC FROM PARTICIPATING IN THAT FORUM. REPORTER: AT THE STATE CAPITOL IN MADISON, TERRY SATER, WISN 12 NEWS. KATHY: ONE WISCONSIN NOW SAYS IT WANTS TO PROVIDE A COUNTERPOINT

Posts created 16656

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Begin typing your search term above and press enter to search. Press ESC to cancel.

Back To Top