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Donald Trump to sue Twitter, Facebook and Google: Details

Thursday, July 8, 2021 • Tamil Comments
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Months after being permanently banned by big tech companies Twitter, Facebook, and Google on their platforms, former United States President Donald Trump has announced that he will be filing suits against the respective companies and their CEOs, claiming that he and other conservatives have been wrongfully censored.

At a press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey on Wednesday, Trump said, "I'm filing, as the lead class representative, a major class-action lawsuit against the big tech giants including Facebook, Google and Twitter as well as their CEOs, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey -- three real nice guys. Through this lawsuit we are standing up for American democracy by standing up for free speech rights of every American -- Democrat, Republican, independent, whoever it may be. This lawsuit is just the beginning. We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and cancelling that you know so well."

He further said, "There is no better evidence that big tech is out of control than the fact that they banned the sitting president of the United States." Trump added that he will be filing the suits in the southern district of Florida. The United States on January 6 witnessed one of its darkest days in history after a violent mob of then President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington DC in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying then President-elect Joe Biden's election victory. The act of insurrection resulted in the deaths of four people and injuries of several others.

Ever since the announcement of the election results in November last year, Trump had been posting a series of misleading tweets, making false claims about election fraud. On January 6, thousands of pro-Trump protesters breached the East Front of the Capitol grounds, waving American flags and flags with signs which read "Stop the Steal," ratifying the joint session to certify the Electoral College results and declare President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Citing the risk of further incitement of violence, social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as Google's YouTube permanently banned Trump.

Claiming that Trump's last few tweets amounted to glorification of violence despite the previous warnings he received, Twitter had mentioned in a statement, "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence."


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