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Trump to sue Facebook, Twitter and Google CEOs

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Former President Donald Trump is set to file a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, and Google, as well as their CEOs, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai, on Wednesday, reports CNBC

Trump to sue Facebook, Twitter and Google

Former President Trump will make the announcement to sue the tech giants from his golf club in New Jersey, according to reports.

Trump is scheduled to make an announcement about “efforts to protect Americans’ First Amendment rights” at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to a press release shared with CNBC prior to Trump’s remarks, the lawsuit, which will be filed in federal court in Florida, alleges that the tech giants violated the defendants’ First Amendment rights.

Two days after the riot at the US Capitol, Twitter took the unprecedented decision of permanently suspending then-President Trump’s world-famous account.

Facebook ban, Twitter suspension

After Twitter suspended Trump’s account, Facebook banned Trump with the option of restoring his account in 2023 if it is no longer deemed a “risk to public safety.”

Without access to his accounts, the former president’s public platform has been more limited.

Trump launched a website in May to share blog posts with his supporters, but the blog was short-lived, shutting down less than a month later.

According to Axios, Trump’s legal effort against the tech CEOs will be supported by the America First Policy Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the former president’s policies.

Trump’s lawsuit would be the latest Republican attempt to limit tech companies’ ability to enforce their policies against politicians.

Tech industry groups filed a lawsuit against DeSantis over the law, claiming it violates the First Amendment and free speech.

In Texas, a similar bill passed the state Senate but did not make it through the state House.


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While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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