Editorial: Colorado law blocks what pols can’t take

The Denver Gazette: Public officials give up a lot of their privacy; the higher the office, the more they give up. What was once their personal domain becomes the public’s forum. Formal communications, casual conversations, even a simple exchange of views — all become subject to prying eyes and ears.

It’s not exactly fair, and most of us wouldn’t choose to live in a glass house like that, but it’s often enough how we hold accountable those we elect to make our laws and govern us.

Which is why we have to take exception to a new law signed the other day by Gov. Jared Polis — granting elected officeholders the right to block people needling them on their personal social media accounts. The law doesn’t allow the officials to block people on publicly owned social media accounts.

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