In the ruling, U.S. District Judge James Donato rejected Trump’s argument that Twitter operating as a “statesman” when he blocked his account in January 2021, to call it implausible. Trump argued that Twitter was limited by First Amendment restrictions. on government restrictions of freedom of speech because she acted in cooperation with government officials.
Judge also rejected call for declarative decision that Section 230 of Decency Act in Communication, which says Internet platforms are generally not responsible for that their users post is unconstitutional.
In addition to Trump, several other plaintiffs are named in the lawsuit. who stated that Twitter suspended their accounts following tweets about vaccines and the 2020 election. Those cases also were fired.
Trump files class-action lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter and Google YouTube over censorship of conservatives
Trump announced fanfare lawsuit in july news conference in his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. At the time, legal experts predicted that the lawsuit would be of little value. success in court, telling The Washington Post that the cases relied on arguments without legal force.
And yet they were powerful political talk points as Trump and his allies sought to raise money from people I sympathize with their claims. of censorship. Trump team set up webpage for litigation that encouraged people make a donation to the non-profit organization America First Policy Institute group set up on former Trump administration officials are pushing his political agenda.
The dismissal of a claim is an accusation that tech companies censor conservatives, who continue to be central to Republican messaging. of midterm elections. However, research consistently shows that conservative retail outlets find a large audience on Facebook than the liberal media.
Trump said he would not return to Twitter, even if he was allowed to, when Musk over company. However, some of his own top advisors are not sure he can stay away from what he preferred online megaphone. He owns his own social networkA social truth that his advisers say he plans to use, although the launch of Truth Social was not easy and interest in the site has declined since it was first announced.
Trump says he won’t join Twitter. Some advisers do not believe him.
Musk said in Friday’s tweet that he “didn’t have a connection, directly or indirectly” with Trump about his purchase of Twitter. He reiterated that Trump had publicly stated that remain on The truth of social
Trump did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Twitter declined to comment.