AOC lawsuits — Dov Hikind, a former New York State representative, has filed a lawsuit against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez yesterday in Brooklyn for blocking him on Twitter.
The lawsuit was filed on the same day that a US court ruled that Republican President Donald Trump will not be able to block his critics on Twitter. In the lawsuit, Hikind cited that court ruling against the president.
A federal appeals court in New York ruled Tuesday that Trump’s practice of blocking critics on Twitter opposes the First Amendment on freedom of expression.
Hikind said in his lawsuit filed in the federal court in Brooklyn that the congresswoman prevented him from seeing her account due to the “opinions he expressed” about her on social media.
“Due to the claimant’s criticism of AOC, Mr. Hikind was prevented from viewing AOC’s tweets, responding to her tweets, viewing the discussions associated with the tweets and participating in those discussions,” the lawsuit reads.
Ocasio-Cortez has two active Twitter accounts: @AOC and @RepAOC The first has more than 4.7 million followers and regularly publishes witty responses to her detractors.
Hikind, a former Democratic lawmaker from Brooklyn, added that “several others, including journalists” have been blocked from seeing or interacting with Ocasio-Cortez’ tweets.
“If you or someone you know has been blocked by @AOC, get in touch with me as soon as possible,” Hikind wrote on his Twitter account on Tuesday.