Judge hears case of people blocked by Trump on Twitter

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NEW YORK: A New York judge sought to avoid a testy tech-age free-speech showdown between Donald Trump and people blocked from his Twitter account on Thursday, proposing the president just mute rather than block them. In a unique case given rise by Trump’s relentless use of Twitter to communicate to the American public, Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said she was not ready to decide whether people have a right to complain, protest and insult in the comments section of his Twitter feed. Seven people from around the country — including…

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Shahid Masood stops short of apologising, tells SC he will observe ‘diligence’ in future

Zainab Murder Case hearing Dr Shahid Masood outside Supreme Court 25 January 2018

Anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood told the Supreme Court on Saturday that he does not wish to contest the findings of an inquiry committee which had termed his startling claims about the convicted rapist and murderer of six-year-old Zainab in Kasur to be false and baseless. In a written statement submitted to the court today by his counsel, the News One anchor stopped short of formally apologising for his allegations, but attempted to assure the apex court that he will observe “due diligence” in the future before making similar claims. “I further submit that whatever…

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