BEDMINSTER, NJ – President Donald Trump is fighting to get back on social media by filing a class action lawsuit against big tech.
Trump has been banned or suspended from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube since the capitol insurrection on January 6. Twitter banned Trump altogether, and he is currently suspended from Facebook for at least two years.
He announced the lawsuit during a press conference in New Jersey on Wednesday.
“We’re demanding an end to the shadow banning, a stop to the silencing, and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing, and canceling that you know so well. Our case will prove this censorship is unlawful, it’s unconstitutional, and it’s completely un-American.”
All three companies have declined to comment. Tech companies have consistently rejected claims that their platforms discriminate based on partisan ideology.
In fact, several independent studies have found that partisan voices, particularly on the right, are among the most engaged with on social media.