Trump Demands Restoring His Twitter Account
Former US President Donald Trump is asking a judge to restore his Twitter account, which was suspended about 8 months ago for "glorifying violence."
Trump asked a federal judge in Florida on Friday to ask Twitter to restore his account, which the company removed in January, citing a risk of incitement of violence.
Former US President Donald Trump filed a request for a preliminary injunction against Twitter in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida to restore his removed account, arguing that Congress members pressured Twitter to suspend his account in January.
Twitter and several other social media companies banned Trump from their platforms after some of his supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, after the former president repeatedly stated false claims that his election loss in November was because of widespread fraud.
Before his Twitter account was suspended, Trump had more than 88 million followers.
In the court filing, Trump questioned Twitter's double standards by allowing the Taliban to tweet about their acts in Afghanistan, while labeling his tweets as "misleading information" or indicating the tweets violate the company's rules against "glorifying violence."
In July, Trump sued Twitter, Facebook, Google, and their chief executives for allegedly silencing conservative opinions.