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Judge dismisses former President Trump’s lawsuit over Twitter ban

This Friday, the judge rejected the claim of the ex-president Donald Trump in which he claimed that the veto of his Twitter account violated his privacy rights. Freedom of expression and that this movement of part of the platform was caused by pressure american congress.

Major social media vetoed Trump accounts over assault on the capital USA of January 6, 2021 and his rhetoric against the legitimacy of the November 2020 presidential election results, in which he was defeated by the incumbent US President, Joe Biden.

Trump’s lawyers, in their lawsuit, argued that Twitter was acting on government orders because it suspended his account under pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Bloomberg reported.

San Francisco District Court Judge James Donatoargued in his ruling that Twitter, where the former president once had about 90 million followers, is a private company and therefore the First Amendment only applies to government restrictions on free speech, not restrictions on free speech in private companies.

Similarly, according to the CNBC network, Donato dismissed the idea that the ban was due to government action, the only way to defend the government’s claim. First Amendment violation.

Following the ban, the former president launched a new social media app called Truth Social, which was launched last February. “This week we will start rolling it out to the Apple app store,” and “by the end of March, it will be fully operational, at least in the United States,” he said at the time.

This decision also comes as part of the tycoon’s purchase of the platform. Elon Musk for a total of $43,394 million (€40,495 million). Trump vowed this month that he would not return to the platform even if the multifaceted businessman who owns Tesla asked him to.

Twitter is the platform from which Trump has been very active in spreading the word about his policies at the head of White House as well as in his attacks and criticism of political rivals, the media and even the platform itself.



Source: www.publico.es

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