President Donald Trump is suing Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for banning his accounts. The social media giants violated his First Amendment right to free speech in “illegal, unconstitutional censorship.” by shadow banning all of his accounts. President Trump was barred from Twitter and Facebook after he was falsely accused of inciting Capitol Hill protestors on January 6th.
“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,” President Trump said on Wednesday. “I am confident that we will achieve a historic victory for American freedom and at the same time freedom of speech.”
President Trump filed complaints filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, asking to overturn Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects social media companies from liability for content posted on their platforms, and restore his accounts on Twitter and Facebook, as well as his channel on YouTube. He’s also asking the court to prevent Twitter, Facebook and YouTube from “exercising censorship, editorial control or prior restraint in its many forms” over the posts and uploads of the presidents.
Twitter and Facebook both declined to comment.