Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop announced this morning that he he will no longer block people on social media.
His decision comes one day after a federal judge in New York ruled that President Donald Trump cannot block users from his Twitter account, ruling that the social media platform is a “designated public forum” covered by the First Amendment. The suit was filed by seven individuals whom Trump had blocked. The
“I’ve officially unblocked anyone that was ever blocked from seeing my social media accounts – Anti-semites, racists, trolls, fake accounts, former family members, (people) that hate Jersey City – all are welcome now,”Fulop said in a tweet this morning. “I may not like (you) personally but the law is the law.”
The Jersey Journal’s Terrance McDonald first reporter last fall that Fulop had been blocking followers on social media.