Former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday lawsuits against Big Tech – Twitter, Facebook and Google. Delivering his speech from Bedminister, New Jersey, he argued that his right were being denied when the big tech banned him following the January Capitol riot.
Trump describing the major lawsuits as a very beautiful development added that the judge will be ordered to halt social media alleged shadow banning, censoring, blacklisting and the canceling of people who express political view point outside the mainstream. ‘It destroying our country.’, he said of it.
Trump also argued that the social media companies have ceased to be private companies and cited section 230 protection shield that such firm employ to protect themselves from liability. The provision which provides for a legal safe harbor for the internet companies also allows them to moderate their services by removing post so long as the act in good faith.
Trump lawyers also made it clear that they would focus on the objective of the provisions which is primarily to protect children from harmful content and prove to the court that the big tech use it to remove any post, thereby, overstepping what it was intended to do. ‘They are not immune anymore.’, lawyer Pam Bondi said.