In recent news Trump asks Florida to judge Twitter, Former US President Donald Trump has asked a federal judge in Florida to force Twitter to restore his account, Reuters reported. Trump’s Twitter account was permanently suspended in January this year following the Capitol Hill riots on January 6. Other social media companies, too, followed suit and took action against the former US President. In July, Trump sued Twitter, Facebook, Google, and their chief executives, alleging that their activities against Trump were unlawful.
In Florida, Trump has filed a request for a preliminary injunction against Twitter, arguing that US Congress members coerced Twitter to suspend his account.
Trump asks Florida, judge, to force Twitter
Former US President Donald Trump asked a federal judge in Florida to force Twitter to reinstate his account, Bloomberg News reported late on Friday.
In July, Trump sued Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google and their chief executives, alleging they unlawfully silenced conservative viewpoints.
The report said that Trump’s request for a preliminary injunction against Twitter was filed late on Friday in Miami, claiming the social media company canceled his account in January under pressure from his political rivals in Congress.
Twitter declined to comment. Trump’s representatives did not immediately respond to Reuter’s request for comment outside business hours.
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This year, Trump lost his social media megaphone after they said he violated their policies against glorifying violence.
Hundreds of his supporters launched a deadly assault on the US Capitol on January 6 after Trump, in a speech repeating his false claims that his election defeat was the result of widespread fraud, an assertion rejected by multiple courts, state election officials, and members of his administration.
Twitter “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,” Bloomberg quoted the former president’s request as saying.
Twitter “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,” Trump’s lawyers said in the filing.
Twitter declined to comment on the filing when contacted by Reuters.
In the court filing, Trump argued Twitter allowed the Taliban to tweet regularly but censored him even during his presidency by labeling his tweets as “misleading information” or indicating they violated the company’s rules against “glorifying violence,” Reuters reported.
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On January 8, Twitter said in its blog post that after a close review of the recent tweets from Donald Trump’s account and the context around them, the company decided to permanently suspend the bill due to the risk of further “incitement violence.”
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“Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, you must read these two Tweets in the context of broader events in the country and how different audiences can mobilize the President’s statements, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks,” Twitter said.
Twitter “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,” lawyers for Trump wrote.
Twitter, when asked about the latest court filing, declined to comment.
The platform said that Trump had been banned from Twitter for months because of his potential to incite further violence following the deadly siege on the US Capitol in January.
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