Trump continues to take legal action against Twitter bans
Former US President Donald Trump continues his legal battle against the suspension of his Twitter account. Trump applied to a Florida court on Friday (local time) for an injunction against the short message service – in an attempt to unblock his account.
In the court document, the Republican argues, among other things, that Twitter was coerced by members of the US Congress to censor him. The short message service also exerts a level of power and control over the country’s political discourse that is “immeasurable”, “historically unprecedented” and “deeply dangerous” to open a democratic debate.
Radio silence since january
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube blocked Trump’s accounts in January just before his term ended. The trigger was the storming of the United States Capitol by Trump supporters – and the fact that he expressed sympathy for the attackers. He also continues to claim, without any evidence, that his victory in the November presidential election was stolen by fraud. With this he warmed up the mood in the country.
More than 80 million users followed Trump on Twitter – it was the most important communication platform for him until the ban. The former president has long been fighting against the blocking of his account. He had already filed a complaint against Twitter in July because of the blockade.
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