Donald Trump is asking a federal court to force Twitter to restore his account on the social media platform.
Trump asks court to force Twitter to reinstate his account https://t.co/YPJLlpBL7J
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 2, 2021
From the Washington Post:
“Plaintiff Donald J. Trump respectfully moves for a preliminary injunction directing, inter alia, Defendant Twitter, Inc. and all persons acting in concert with Defendant, to reinstate Plaintiff’s access to Defendant’s social media platform(s),” the filing said.
It argued that Twitter was “censoring” Trump by indefinitely banning him from the platform, adding that the company “exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to open democratic debate.”
You’ll recall Twitter gave Trump the boot on January 8 after noting that two of his tweets violated the company’s Terms of Service.
The company also cited “the risk of further incitement of violence” following the January 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol building that left 5 dead and over 100 police officers injured.
Trump’s attorneys claim that political rivals of the Donald in Congress “coerced” Twitter into suspending his account.
Read the full article here.
Fmr. President Trump asks a Florida judge to ask Twitter to restore his account, which the company removed in January citing a risk of incitement of violence. https://t.co/wz7M04dIva
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 2, 2021
“Painful.” “Opposite Day.” “Random lie generator.” CNN Anchor Jim Acosta brutally mocks Trump for a full two minutes. Calls him “an exiled Twitter junkie who’s jonesing for a platform”, and so much more. pic.twitter.com/Gk5YRz57o7
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) September 26, 2021