Former US President Donald Trump is filing a lawsuit against Twitter seeking access to his account. Twitter permanently put a ban on Trump’s account on Jan. 9 “due to the risk of further incitement of violence” after his tweet about the attacks on the US Capitol.
Facebook issued Donald Trump a two-year suspension from its platform on June 4; it plans to reassess the situation in 2023. Even if Trump gets back on the social network, however, additional violations of its policies could result in further actions.
Donald Trump announced on July 7 that he planned to file lawsuits against Twitter and Facebook seeking restored access to the services. Now, he’s on that claim by suing Twitter in the Southern District of Florida on the night of Oct. 1.
“Coerced by members of the United States Congress, operating under an unconstitutional immunity. Granted by a permissive federal statute, and acting directly with federal officials,” the suit claims, “Defendant is censoring Plaintiff, a former President of the United States.”
The suit also complained about Twitter’s influence on public discourse, alleged that it doesn’t consistently enforce its policies, and said the company “extended its prior restraint to innumerable Users who post comments about Plaintiff.”
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