LOS ANGELES (AP) – US Representative Marjorie Taylor Green և The Los Angeles-based Political Action Committee has reached an agreement that would ban the Republican in the state of Republican state from banning anyone from blocking her public Twitter account or other social media during her tenure.
Green also agreed to pay $ 10,000 to cover legal fees for MeidasTouch LLC, which plans to donate the money to two nonprofits, said PAC co-founder and attorney Ben Mazelas, whose client included former NFL defender Colin. Kapernik.
The deal was approved last Friday, he said.
“It was a quick, influential resolution that we are proud of,” Meizelas said in an email.
A phone message was sent to Green Washington Office on Thursday asking for comment on the settlement.
Green does not accept any illegality in the agreement, which states that all parties have entered into a transaction to avoid “the risk, inconvenience and costs of litigation.”
MeidasTouch sued Green in February, claiming he had violated his First Amendment rights by blocking it on one of its Twitter accounts after the PAC posted critical comments.
MeidasTouch considers itself “dedicated to exposing anti-democratic political affairs to the opposition.” It has posted many videos, many of which entertain former President Donald Trump և and have more than half a million Twitter followers.
Green is a supporter of Trump, who has previously promoted violence against Democrats, conspiracy theories over QAnon և 9/11 attacks, prompting the House to remove him from two of the commission’s recommendations last month.
Although it was not his official congressional Twitter account, MeidasTouch noted that Green was using it as a “de facto” official account, sharing positions and raising money. The lawsuits, according to the lawsuit, give thousands of responses, which they call “a kind of virtual municipality in which Green and his assistants use the tweet function to report news … and members of the public use the response function.” »
The lawsuit alleges that a few years ago, the Federal Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Trump that a politician could not use Twitter to block critics from using a social media account that was “otherwise open to the public.”
Alexandria Okazio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, was sued in a similar case, which he later settled.
Under Green’s regulation, the legislature restored access to MeidasTouch իր and agreed that during his tenure he would not block PAC or any social media accounts he or his assistants use for communication or fundraising. as a congressman.