The Ex-President of the United States of America and media personality Donald Trump on Wednesday has said that he has filed a class-action lawsuit against the big three social media companies – Facebook, Google and Twitter for wrongfully censoring him, blocking his accounts and not allowing him to post.
Talking to the reporters at his golf club in New Jersey, he said, “I’m filing, as the lead class representative, a major class-action lawsuit against the big tech giants including Facebook, Google and Twitter as well as their CEOs, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey — three real nice guys”.
He said that the tech giants have become the enforcers of illegal and unconstitutional censorship. He added that he is being joined by the America First Policy Institute and thousands of other citizens who were de-platformed from social media sites.
He emphasized that he is not fighting the case for a compromise and said that he is fighting the case to win.
Facebook banned him indefinitely on 7th January 2021 in the wake of the 6th January siege of the Capitol Hill. Twitter followed the steps of Facebook and they banned the billionaire, soon after Google de-platformed Donal Trump from their Youtube.
However, Facebook narrowed its ban to 2 years after their intern review committee report.
“There is no better evidence that big tech is out of control than the fact that they banned the sitting president of the United States,” Trump said.
The ex-president along with his supporters and allies have said that the ban on Trump and others is a form of censorship only and abuse of power by the big tech companies.
Trump has now begun a series of public engagements, including campaign-style rallies, as he seeks to maintain his status as the most influential Republican in the nation as he has earlier teased a potential 2024 presidential run but has made no formal announcement on his political future.