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  • Local expert says Trump social media ban does not infringe on First Amendment rights

    WHDH 7 News - 01/14/2021

    While some questioned the ban on the grounds of violating his First Amendment rights to free speech, Claudia Haupt, Associate Professor of Law and Political Science at Northeastern University said that is not the case.

    Haupt said the president’s rights would only have been violated if the state had limited his expression.

    “Now what we have here is private companies enforcing their own terms of service so, in this relationship, the First Amendment does not apply,” she explained.

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