Bloomberg News reported late Friday that former US President Donald Trump asked a federal judge in Florida to force him to restore his account on Twitter.
In July Trump sued Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google as well as their CEOs, alleging they were illegally silencing conservative viewpoints.
Trump’s request for a preliminary injunction against Twitter was filed late Friday in Miami, claiming the social media company canceled his account in January under pressure from his political rivals in Congress, the report said. Had given.
Twitter declined to comment. Trump’s representatives did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment outside business hours.
Trump lost his social media megaphone this year when companies said they violated his policies against glorifying violence.
Hundreds of his supporters launched a deadly attack on the US Capitol on January 6, when Trump repeated his false claims that his election defeat was the result of widespread fraud, dismissed by many courts, state election officials and his own members. Claimed Administration.
“Twitter exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented and extremely dangerous to open democratic debate,” Bloomberg quoted the former president as saying.
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