OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ The ACLU of Nebraska wants public officials to not block critics from their government-affiliated social media accounts.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Nebraska ACLU sent letters to officials on Thursday encouraging them to correct problems before litigation options are explored. The organization has received complaints regarding U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, the state’s congressional delegation and the
York County Sheriff’s Office.
Amy Miller is the Nebraska ACLU’s legal director. She says elected officials who block people from official accounts are violating the First Amendment.