With first-of-its-kind law, Colorado officials can now block you on social media

The Denver Post: Elected officials in Colorado can now ban people from their private social media pages for any reason under a bipartisan bill signed into law Monday, a first-of-its-kind statute that’s prompted criticism from First Amendment advocates.

But with a potentially decisive U.S. Supreme Court decision looming, will the new law stand?

HB23-1306, enacted into law with Gov. Jared Polis’ signature, seeks to draw a line between officials’ public and private social media pages. Under the law, a public page — like one linked directly to an office or run using public resources — couldn’t ban anyone from interacting with it. But a private one — an account that predates an official’s election or one that’s kept distinct from official action — now can.

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