Trump Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Big Tech Companies, CEOs
After being banned from almost all social media platforms following the January 6 Capitol Riots, the former US President, Donald Trump, is planning to file a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, Google, and their CEOs.
Former United States President Donald Trump announced that he would be filing a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, Google, and their CEOs after the tech giants banned him from their social media platforms following the January 6 Capitol Riots, which occurred in light of the United States presidential elections and his loss to current US President Joe Biden.
The former President accused the CEOs of the companies of "unlawful, unconstitutional and completely un-American censorship" of social media users.
Billionaire Trump spoke today at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, in conjunction with the new America First Policy Institute, an organization that promotes Trump's motto "America first": "I’m filing as the lead class representative, a major class-action lawsuit against the big tech giants, including Facebook, Google, and Twitter, as well as their CEOs, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey."
Trump, who became famous in American and international circles through his populist rhetoric, is seeking to win this lawsuit to return to the social media platforms.
The US president, who lost in the last elections, also wants the court to impose "punitive damages" on these companies after he was deprived of communicating with his fans through social media platforms at the height of the political battle between the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States.
The Capitol Hill, which includes the Capitol Building - the US Congress headquarters - was stormed by Trump's fans after he lost the presidential race to Biden last January. The riot - dubbed as an insurrection - led to deaths, injuries, and property damages.