Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit seeking the immediate reinstatement of his Twitter account, which was suspended in January following the assault on the US Capitol in Washington DC.
Mr. Trump’s frequent and ongoing use of Twitter was one of his trademarks throughout the campaign for president in 2016. He utilized the platform to attack opponents and take control of the news cycles.
He also frequently called on his followers to spread misinformation, and stage political revolutions. His tweets were frequently mocked and enraged, but they included inflammatory and racist content about immigration, the coronavirus’s origin, and requests for people to rebel against Democratic governors.
Trump is trying to reinstate his Twitter account
Trump’s lawyers filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against Twitter’s CEO. In a lawsuit filed in July, the plaintiffs claim that Twitter is violating Trump’s First Amendment rights by suspending his account.
Days after Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol building to prevent Congress from verifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory, Twitter suspended him indefinitely. On the day of widespread mayhem, Trump supporters stormed the Capitol and numerous were harmed, with five deaths. Before the suspension, Donald Trump had around 89 million followers on Twitter.
He is also banned on Facebook and YouTube
President Trump was also banned from Facebook and Google’s YouTube for similar fears that he would incite violence. The social network will prohibit him from using his account for two years, until 7 January 2023. After that, Facebook will evaluate his suspension. But he will be suspended from using YouTube forever.
In July, the president filed three lawsuits against all three tech firms and their CEOs in the US district court of the southern district of Florida, alleging that he and other conservatives have been illegally silenced. As part of his legal battle with Twitter, Trump filed a motion for a preliminary injunction.