Trump to Court: Twitter allowed Taliban to Tweet regularly but Censored him


Aishwarya Rathore

Published On: October 3, 2021 at 10:45 IST

Former US President Donald Trump has petitioned a Federal Judge in Florida to get Twitter to restore his account, which was suspended in January due to the risk of incitement of violence.

Trump’s lawyers stated, “Twitter exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to open democratic debate.”

Trump further argued in his filing, “Twitter had allowed the Taliban to tweet regularly but censored him. Twitter censored him even during his presidency by labelling his tweets as “misleading information” or indicating they violated the company’s rules against glorifying violence.”

Trump filed a Preliminary Injunction against Twitter in the United States District Court, Florida, alleging the social media company was “coerced” to suspend his account by members of the United States Congress.

In July, Donald Trump sued Twitter, Facebook, and Google, as well as their CEOs, claiming that their actions against him were illegal.

After the Capitol Hill Riots on January 6, Donald Trump’s Twitter account was permanently suspended. 

On January 8, Twitter said that after a thorough review of Donald Trump’s recent tweets, the company has decided to permanently suspend the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.

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