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To District Attorney David Eyster, Assistant DA Dale Trigg, Chief Investigator Andy Alvarado
Regarding Blocking comments on DA Facebook page:
The District Attorney’s public information posts must be available to all, whether it be on the official county website or on Facebook, the site of choice. Your call. But you cannot block access to comment on the site at your discretion.
In June, I raised this issue with you. The block has returned. Please read the attached information, and act accordingly. Otherwise, legal action on behalf of the public and local journalists will be taken.
- American Bar Association’s article “Public Officials: Beware Blocking Critics on Social Media”
- The Knight First Amendment Institute’s article “Social Media for Public Officials 101”
“If a public official uses their account to carry out their role as an elected official, then their page or account is subject to the First Amendment. That means they cannot engage in most forms of censorship such as blocking someone or deleting someone’s comments just because of their subject or opinion. It is also generally unacceptable for the official to ask the platform to delete comments for them.”
Why don’t you go after Facebook instead of the district attorney because Facebook is the company that allows the district attorney to censor
The point is that our public officials are trying silence us! They want to be beyond reproach & critical thinking. Who gives a shit about Facebook
Your understanding is limited. The point is not Farcebook, though it too is despicable.
The censorship is being used by the DAs office. Facebook has nothing to do with that. Anyone using social media platforms must realize other’s first amendment rights to respond. Maybe Theyknow should read the terms and conditions of facebook before defending the people trying to sensor those with the right to speak.
Good job Mike.. Sue the degenerate
Thank you for bringing this to the attention of the community Mike.
You know better Mr. Eyster. As an elected official you don’t have the right to censor citizens. Ask Donald Trump how that worked for him. Unlike Putin, American officials can’t silence those who disagree with them.
Are you flipping serious, Joe Biden and his administration are the KINGS of censoring. I think you’re confused, Trump was being censored not trying to censor. And as far as Putin goes, just ask your buddy Hillary she has close contacts that she paid for.
You are solidly misinformed.
Trump was taken to task, and stopped, for his attempts to entirely censor (stop) public comments on certain social media platforms, in general and by particular respondents he didn’t like and/or agree with.
For such a so called “strong man” (ex)president, he sure (is) was a whiny bitch.
The only bitch here is you. You’re a complete moron. I’ve seen other posts of yours. I think someone in another post called you a Libtard, couldn’t agree more.
You might do better by focusing on the facts and evidence.
Your spiraling descent into name calling suggests you may have reached the limit of your educational resources.
Sticks and stones may break my bones but…
na-na, na-na, boo-boo, stick your head in…
I’m rubber, your glue…
And all that childish BS.
Squeegy your 3rd eye with these facts:
The Second Circuit District Court ruled against Trump’s practice of censorship.
The ruling was upheld unanimously by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals:
Comments can quickly degenerate in to name calling, as has happened here. This is not beneficial to anyone.
What happened to good ‘ol sycophantic Call It As “It Isn’t”?
Hope it isn’t to painful to face facts about your beloved, whiny orange autocrat, buddy.
I’m still here Libtard!!!! Even in your own you refer to court rulings that say not only Trump can’t block but AOC is facing 2 lawsuits for the same action Trump was accused of. You seemed to have left her name out of this conversation and made it appear only Trump was doing this. And these suits are over Twitter which is someone’s personal account. By the way, did you miss that Twitter kicked Trump off, censored him.
Let’s see, wasn’t it Facebook and Twitter that buried the Hunter Biden laptop at the direction of the FBI, which I remind you Joe Biden is the Commander and Chief.
You’re just part of the Woke crowd, did I hurt your feelings? Well, toughen up and get out of your Mom’s basement and for god’s sake stop being a little bitch!!!!!!!
LOLS:-)). Could not agree more with your comment.