Trump Sues Twitter For Violating The First Amendment

Gage Skidmore Fickr

Former President Donald Trump filed a Florida lawsuit contending that Twitter is violating the First Amendment by banning him from the social media platform.

The lawsuit accuses Twitter and CEO Jack Dorsey of being “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,” to censor him from the social site.

Trump’s attorneys allege that the company’s indefinite ban of the 45th President on January 8, 2021, is a violation of the First Amendment, as the forum is a “major avenue of public discourse.” 

The filing argues that Twitter “exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to open democratic debate.”

The lawsuit goes on to accuse Twitter of extending its restraint to users who post comments about Trump, and quotes Professor Alan M. Dershowitz’s remarks that the former president’s “right to speak freely has been seriously compromised by … Twitter. Moreover, the rights of his audience to have access to his views have also been curtailed.”  

Court documents claim Trump’s tweets were labeled as “misleading information” that were in violation of Twitter’s rules against “glorifying violence,” and he was falsely accused of inciting violence, yet the social site allows “known terrorist organization,” the Taliban, to maintain operative accounts. 

“Over the weeks that followed, Twitter allowed the Taliban to tweet regularly about their military conquests and victories across Afghanistan. The Taliban’s Twitter account is active to this day,” the documents read.

Trump was booted off of the platform permanently two days after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, when he was accused of inciting violence to his 88 million followers.

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter’s Safety account posted. 

He was also banned by Facebook and YouTube and has since filed a class-action lawsuit against all three social media giants.



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Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Dorsey,zuckerburg, google and their platforms have way to much power, and can turn elections like they did in 2020, we can’t allow them do that again,Zuckerburg needs to be hauled in before Congress, and explain his millions he spent to overturn the election.He was caught redhanded in several states, giving millions to overturn the election.

Old Roy
Old Roy
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Zuckerberg needs to be in a federal prison. Fakebook needs to be sued out of business.

Billy
Billy
1 month ago
Reply to  Old Roy

Amen to that !!!

Billy
Billy
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I quit Twitter A long time ago !!! I don’t miss it at all !!! These groups ALL WORK FOR CHINA, COMMUNIST DNC, !!!!!!

Karole
Karole
1 month ago

It’s about time…if the head of the Taliban can have an account, so can the former US President.

Billy
Billy
1 month ago
Reply to  Karole

Shut down China, and Communist DNC !!!!!

Bill
1 month ago

Just gotta love Trump, he has spine.

Patsy Lopez de-Victoria
Patsy Lopez de-Victoria
1 month ago

Trump you are to sue all these sights. They have no right to what and who can be on their social sights. I agree with you a hundred percent and I hope you sue the pants off them. Love to you, my President always.

Lee C
Lee C
1 month ago

Right after the 2022 takeover by Republicans….. they better overhaul Section 230. Hit them where it hurts.. in the pocketbook. Sue, sue, sue!

SDOFAZ
1 month ago
Reply to  Lee C

And break them up just like they did AT&T back in the day and the ones around the early 1900s who had all the money via their industrial might and bought all the controls as they too arose to new heights of living.

Time to take this bunch down too. It seems every 50 years or so as the new industries in this case technology arise they all get to this power point of oppression and Zuck boy, google, microsoft, etc.. got into the power ego territory so take em down and dismember all of them if necessary.

They are not rulers just guys who were in on the front lines of a new idea and profited from it. Giant egos seem to be the result of luck and involvement only, not super intelligent all knowing demi gods as Soros thinks of himself! They are called sociopaths in reality!

Billy
Billy
1 month ago
Reply to  Lee C

THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA SHOULD BE FORCED TO TELL ,,,,THE TRUTH,,,,FOR A CHANGE !!!

Roland
1 month ago

By silencing specific individuals and groups while allowing others to act in the way that was used as there excuse to censor makes them editors and responsible for any lies , miss quotes, or incitement viewed on there site.

SDOFAZ
1 month ago
Reply to  Roland

Basically time to revisit their rights of operations. They are lopsided as noted and do not deserve the protections their industry has. Recategorizing their business is what has to be done and liability comes with that as well. But breaking them up like all the other giant egomaniacs of the past is in the purview as well.

Daniel Rhoads
1 month ago

:President Trump, bankrupt them all with massive charges of damages in the billions and break them all up!!! I have two political blogs, blogger.com/commonman37 and tumblr.com/commonman1, that I have been doing for over 17 years!!! Face Book banned me for supporting you, President Trump, one week before the 2020 election and I am still banned today!!! Do I scare them that much??? If you need me to testify, I will!!!!!

John F
John F
1 month ago

Sounds slick for voting public. Just remember that to the extent twitter is a non-government organization, first amendment doesn’t apply.

Donald Wong
Donald Wong
1 month ago
Reply to  John F

Did you just say that without thinking???
THAT IS THE POINT!!! Twitter IS suppose to be a non-government organization yet it is taking direction from Government sources Illegally1

DennisBAnderson
1 month ago

I was kicked off FaceBook a year ago for swearing back at Meat Head Rob Reiner.Same thing about Twitter. I have put up what I feel about the Coronavirus and have been taken of websites. The ignorance of it all take the shot but you will still get Covid from the unvaxxed.When a man asks me a question he gets no halfway answers. That right has been taken away from me.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Lets take down ALL Big Tech OK Hoorah

Old Roy
Old Roy
1 month ago

People forget too that these are not private entities. They are publicly traded on various stock exchanges which makes them public companies, not private companies. They should be denied access to the fiancial market as long as they insist on running their businesses based on their unconstitutional behavior.

monica
monica
1 month ago

I would like to see the pleadings. This suit should be expanded to include the censorship of Americans. Americans at large are being censored — everywhere.

Francesco Borghese
Francesco Borghese
1 month ago

Lets see China send some planes over Seattle and Palo Alto, as they will not want them competing with their State owned companies. It is not if they will do it, we just wait to see when

Madeleine
Madeleine
1 month ago

Fake book, is now Facebook 🙂 Military have taken over Facebook Praise and thanks to God Almighty Amen

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