Former US President Donald Trump is suing tech giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, and the heads of those companies. On Wednesday, he said, Trump is demanding a quick recalculation of his accounts.
“Today, beside America First Institute for PolicyAs lead attorney, I am filing a major class action lawsuit against tech giants Facebook, Google, Twitter and their bosses Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey,” Trump announced at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. In the class actions, the actions are being taken on behalf of a larger group.
Trump said the three presidents “exercise illegal and unconstitutional censorship.” The spectators received his announcement with applause. “We are asking the Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida to order an immediate end to the illegal and shameful censorship of social networking groups against Americans,” he said. “We demand an end to enforced silence.”
“There is no better evidence that Big Tech is out of control than the fact that they have banned the current President of the United States” on their platforms. “If they can do it with me, they can do it with anyone. And that’s exactly what they do.” He then allowed other people with a ban on the social media in question to speak.
Trump has long been at odds with Facebook and Twitter over free speech and censorship. The former president was banned from Twitter completely, while Facebook removed him for two years. It happened after the violent attack on the Capitol on January 6 by Trump supporters.
The former president had nearly 89 million followers on Twitter, which was his main platform for communication. He had 35 million followers on Facebook and 24 million on Instagram.