In an anticipated move, former US President Donald Trump is about to sue tech giants like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook for various allegations.
He blamed the said tech companies for violating his First Amendment, as his social accounts were banned months ago. He’s now seeking a class action stance on all the cases about going live in Florida court.
Donald Trump Using Tech Companies
The former US president has created enough chaos while in his term. Apart from regular announcements, wishes, and condolences, he posted frequent threat updates to intrigue the world.
While they are allowed, most are objected to and deemed against the guidelines of various social platforms he was in, leading to repeated warnings, deletion of posts, and finally, the whole accounts!
After the US Capitol riots early this year, Trump’s account’s on Facebook and Twitter were banned for various concerns. Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in particular said;
“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” thus triggering them to shadow ban altogether. This came after Facebook’s Oversight Board suggested the company that banning Trump’s account as “appropriate“.
This led the former president to call Facebook’s action a “total disgrace and an embarrassment to our country,” and his new lawsuit against it will be the “end of the shadow banning, a stop to the silencing and the canceling that you know so well.”
Believing that these companies violated his First Amendment, Trump, with his lawyers, is gearing up to sue them (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) soon in the Southern District of California.
This may already be a roadblock, as the terms of Facebook and Twitter clearly mentioned that any lawsuits against them should be brought up in select courts in California and may not entertain in other courts.
And if Trump plans to do so accordingly, he’s now aiming to get a class action stance on these cases and “prove this censorship is unconstitutional.“