Published On: Sat, Oct 2nd, 2021

Trump Asks Judge to Force Twitter to Reinstate His Account

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Former President Donald Trump asked a federal judge to force Twitter to reinstate his account in a civil lawsuit filed in Florida on Friday. Trump, along with several other plaintiffs, says that Twitter’s ban of his account violated the First Amendment and likely violated Florida’s newly-enacted Stop Social Media Censorship Act. The former president filed a request for a preliminary injunction against Twitter in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, arguing the social media company was “coerced” by members of the U.S. Congress to suspend his account. He then suggested that Twitter’s ban of his account should be regarded as a government action for First Amendment purposes as it’s the result of “the State’s exercise of ‘coercive power.'” 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’s lawyers …

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