"Donald Trump files suit against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for suspending his accounts"

8th July,2021

"Donald Trump files suit against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for suspending his accounts"


Donald Trump said that he has filed lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and Google's YouTube, requesting the reinstatement of his accounts. Since January, the former US President has been barred from using social media sites. At a news conference in New Jersey on Wednesday, Trump announced the move against Facebook, Twitter, and Google's YouTube, as well as the firms' CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai, demanding that his accounts be restored. Trump has been off the platforms since his supporters stormed the Capitol building in January, attempting to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden's presidential victory. Companies have kept Trump barred out due to worries that he will inspire more violence. Trump said of the papers, "We're asking the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida to impose an immediate end to social media corporations' unlawful, disgraceful suppression of the American people." “We're going to hold big tech to a high standard.” Twitter, Facebook, and Google are all private corporations, and in order to use their services, users must agree to their terms of service. So long as they operate in "good faith," social media platforms are permitted to regulate their services by deleting messages that are obscene or violate the services' own standards under Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. The law also protects internet firms from being held liable for the content that users upload. However, Trump and other lawmakers have long maintained that Twitter, Facebook, and other social media companies have misused their immunity and should be stripped of it — or at the very least, severely limited. Conservatives frequently allege that the sites are biassed against them, but numerous recent investigations have revealed that this is not the case. Conservative pundits such as Ben Shapiro, Franklin Graham, Dan Bongino, and Dinesh D'Souza regularly have their postings among the most liked on Facebook. According to the lawsuit, when Facebook banned Trump off the network, it did so in an unlawful manner. Similar arguments are made in lawsuits against Twitter and YouTube. All three request that the court award unspecified damages, deem Section 230 illegal, and restore Trump's accounts, as well as the accounts of many other plaintiffs who joined the lawsuits and have also had postings or accounts deleted.