Earlier this month the president went on another Twitter-blocking bender, apparently. This time a veterans’ policy group and horror author Stephen King were among those seemingly banned from seeing Donald Trump’s posts. Now that he’s president, Trump’s itchy banning finger is looming as a potential Constitutional issue, but there’s no good data on how many people Trump has blocked over the years – hundreds, thousands? – or how he selects them.
To shed some light, Daily Beast contributing editor Kevin Poulsen is setting up TrumpBlocks.Me, a site that not only catalogs people blocked by the president, but uses Twitter’s API to confirm every block. With enough data, we may find out exactly what you have to do to get banned from Trump’s timeline. Then we can all do it.