Professor sues university after Twitter account blocks him, says it violated his 1A rights

A college professor is suing the University of Oregon (UO) for allegedly violating his First Amendment rights after the university’s Division of Equity and Inclusion Twitter account blocked him.

Portland State University Professor Bruce Giley alleges Tova Stabin, communications manager for UO’s Division of Equity and Inclusion, blocked Giley because “she and her employer disagree with the viewpoint that ‘all men are created equal.’”

Giley had quote-tweeted the phrase alongside a tweet from UO’s Division of Equity and Inclusion, which stated, “You can interrupt racism,” and asked users to respond to the following prompt: “It sounded like you just said _____. Is that really what you meant?”

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