Trump sues Twitter and Facebook in class action

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07 Jul 2021, 10:24 am

From several days ago:

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WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump is expected to announce Wednesday that he will file lawsuits against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over being banned from their platforms, a source familiar with the coming announcement confirmed to NBC News.

This is the latest of an ongoing battle with Facebook and Twitter, which have both banned the former president from their platforms. In January, Trump's Twitter account — with 88 million followers — was permanently banned.

Trump scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference Wednesday. The announcement was first reported by Axios.

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/president-trump-announce-suit-against-facebook-twitter-leaders-n1273225

More related to this (I understand that the press conference mentioned in the above article is currently underway) will likely pop up in the news soon.


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07 Jul 2021, 11:02 am

the class action lawsuit, no one cared about.


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07 Jul 2021, 11:08 am

Well, at least the lawyers will make a ton of money. Eventually people will realize that our Constitutional Rights does not apply to private companies.



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07 Jul 2021, 11:11 am

demeus wrote:
Well, at least the lawyers will make a ton of money. Eventually people will realize that our Constitutional Rights does not apply to private companies.
But we simply cannot allow ignorant, insurrectionist, narcissistic, racist, and sexist losers to be banned from the privately-owned social platforms they abuse.

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07 Jul 2021, 11:55 am

Trump sues Twitter, Facebook, Google and CEOs Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Pichai

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Former President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is suing Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as their respective CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai.

Trump, who has a history of threatening legal action but not always following through, made the announcement at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, alongside two leaders from America First Policy Institute, the pro-Trump nonprofit group that is supporting the lawsuits.

Shortly after the press conference wrapped, Trump’s political entities started sending out fundraising messages that touted the lawsuits in their appeals for money.

The three related lawsuits, filed in federal court in Florida, allege the tech giants have violated plaintiffs’ First Amendments rights.

The suits want the court to order the media companies to let Trump back on their platforms. They also want the court to declare that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a piece of legislation that stops tech companies from being held liable for what users post on their platforms, is unconstitutional.

As president, Trump railed against Section 230 and repeatedly called for its repeal. He even tied the issue to a crucial round of stimulus checks at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re not looking to settle,” Trump told reporters when asked about the lawsuits. “We don’t know what’s going to happen but we’re not looking to settle,” he said.

I am hoping these suits are just as unsuccessful as the suits against the legitimacy of the election.


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07 Jul 2021, 12:10 pm

"I'm gonna file a yuge lawsuit against the Socialist media, and I need your money to support the effort."

:roll: Sure, Donny-boy ... sure ...


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07 Jul 2021, 12:50 pm

demeus wrote:
Eventually people will realize that our Constitutional Rights does not apply to private companies.


Might this be an oversight on the part of the Constitution? Why do we want free speech in the first place?


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07 Jul 2021, 3:52 pm

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The suit requests a court order to end alleged censorship. Mr Trump added if they could ban a president, "they can do it to anyone".


You wonder if he bothered to read the Terms of Service bullet points...



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07 Jul 2021, 3:56 pm

Mikah wrote:
demeus wrote:
Eventually people will realize that our Constitutional Rights does not apply to private companies.


Might this be an oversight on the part of the Constitution? Why do we want free speech in the first place?


Free speech laws protect you from government censorship. Are you saying that you now want government controlling the speech of private companies and citizens?



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07 Jul 2021, 3:58 pm

That's it, if he wins I'm suing WP so the ToS I agreed to will no longer apply to me because I'm entitled to special treatment. Following the rules like everyone else is for suckers, losers and plebs and not for a tremendous winner like me. 8)


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07 Jul 2021, 4:18 pm

Jiheisho wrote:
Mikah wrote:
demeus wrote:
Eventually people will realize that our Constitutional Rights does not apply to private companies.


Might this be an oversight on the part of the Constitution? Why do we want free speech in the first place?


Free speech laws protect you from government censorship. Are you saying that you now want government controlling the speech of private companies and citizens?


It's not that the government is controlling the speech of private companies, it's that the private companies are owned and operated by the the same corporate donors that run the government and all the media.

Where do we go from here?


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07 Jul 2021, 4:32 pm

This could potentially turn into a real circus----especially if Giuliani is his counsel.



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07 Jul 2021, 4:42 pm

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This could potentially turn into a real circus----especially if Giuliani is his counsel.
Rudy Giuliani has been barred from practicing law in New York, so no such luck.


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07 Jul 2021, 5:21 pm

Fnord wrote:
kraftiekortie wrote:
This could potentially turn into a real circus----especially if Giuliani is his counsel.
Rudy Giuliani has been barred from practicing law in New York, so no such luck.



He should sue trumpy for lying & making him lose his license to practice law.


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07 Jul 2021, 5:37 pm

Trump shouldn’t win, he not allow. Facebook & Twitter has rights to continue ban the orange guy.


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07 Jul 2021, 5:41 pm

Jiheisho wrote:
Free speech laws protect you from government censorship.


Why is that important in the first place? Make the argument from first principles. Why do we want free speech? Why is it good? If we do want free speech, should a few tech companies really have the power that they currently have? - A power to censor far greater than anything that could ever have been envisioned by the writers of the First Amendment.


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