Donald Trump has unveiled his plan to take down the Big Tech giants that seek to rule over our lives and censor our words online.
The Former President announced a major class-action lawsuits against the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, and Google/Youtube, who routinely and unlawfully censor conservatives. Then-President Trump was famously and unfairly banned himself after the Capitol protests of Jan 6.
Trump is permanently banned from Twitter and will not be eligible to return to Facebook for two more years.
“We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing, and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing, and canceling that you know so well,” Trump announced.
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“We will prove that this censorship is unlawful, it’s unconstitutional, and it’s completely un-American.”
His historic efforts are being supported by the America First Policy Institute, a Trump-backed legal initiative leaded by former White House officials Linda McMahon and Brooke Rollins.
According to Trump, the aim of this lawsuit is not to seek a large monetary settlement from the Big Tech overlords, but to shine a light at the extent of their “unlawful” and “unconstitutional” infringements directed largely at online conservatives. The amount of damages Trump is entitled to will be determined at trial.
An immediate injunction was filed and orders were delivered to reinstate the Former President’s social media accounts, and to remove the warning labels and classifications from posts. The lawsuit argues that Section 230, Big Tech’s legal lifeline, of the 1996 Communications Decency Act is categorically unconstitutional and will seek compensatory damages as a result.
Read the full lawsuit against Google here:
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Even before his ban, Donald Trump has battled these platforms over their use of censorship and lack of consideration for First Amendment rights. Using a class-action lawsuit, the Former President will have the opportunity to prove unfair banning and censorship practices based on political bias for a broad group of people.
By using a class-action lawsuit, Trump is filing on behalf of a broad group of people that claim they have been censored because of political bias.
“This is the first of numerous other lawsuits,” Trump promised.
Big Tech CEOs justify then-President Trump’s ban, claiming it was instated for safety reasons following the Jan. 6 protests at the U.S. Capitol. Facebook’s “independent” oversight board recently decided to uphold Trump’s ban for another two years.
The overlords of Silicon Valley have long had Trump in their crosshairs. Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg took aim at the President when he signed an Executive Order to strip away the legal shield that guards social media sites from liability for the content posted to their platforms.
Joe Biden rescinded Trump’s order in May.
Just last week, Team Trump launched a new social media site called GETTR. The platform is said to be a perfect alternative to Big Tech sites because they are “dedicated to fighting cancel culture, defending free speech, and creating a free marketplace of ideas.”
GETTR, headed by Trump spokesman Jason Miller, has vowed that no one will be removed from the site due to political bias, be it from the Left or Right.
High-level figures in the Trump orbit, including Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Former White House Adviser Steve Bannon have signed up for GETTR profiles.
Trump himself has yet to register for a GETTR account, citing recent security concerns. Still, the Former President posts long-form content in the form of press releases that his team later posts to the Save America website.
Author: Asa McCue