Yahoo!: Trump Sues Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Alleging ‘Censorship of the American People’

 

Former president Donald Trump on Wednesday filed three purported federal class action lawsuits against Facebook (FB), Google-owned YouTube (GOOGGOOGL) and Twitter (TWTR) their respective CEOs, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey.

According to Trump, the lawsuits are intended to stop the platforms from censoring speech and from removing user accounts. The three suits claim the tech giants violated the First Amendment’s free speech protections, though the amendment protects against censorship by the government and not censorship by private companies.

“We’re asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to order an immediate halt to social media company’s illegal, shameful censorship of the American people,” Trump said at a press conference at his country club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

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