Donald Trump, former President of the United States, does not give up hope of finding his Twitter account and his 88 million subscribers. He filed the complaint in a Florida court on Friday, October 1.
There are many adjectives to describe Donald Trump, and we must admit that persevering is one of them. Banned from Twitter after the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States, the former president intends to recover his account. He filed a complaint on Friday, October 1, in a Florida court, denouncing “censorship” directed against him.
Donald Trump evokes a violation of his freedom of expression, a principle defended by the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States, but also that the social network was “forced” to suspend it by the American parliament. Twitter also takes it for its rank, the press release explaining that the platform “exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to democratic debate”.
A legally invalid attack?
Donald Trump’s complaint, made in a Florida court, would be based on a state law which has not yet come into force. This would prevent social media sites from banning politicians, and allow daily fines to be imposed on these companies. In July, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction noting that “the law potentially violated the free speech rights of private companies that have their own terms of service and content hosting standards”according to Engadget.
Remember that Donald Trump’s Twitter account, on which he had 88 million subscribers, was suspended two days after the violent intrusion into the Capitol, on January 6, by some of his supporters who wanted to prevent the validation of the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential election. An event that claimed the lives of five people. Before that, the 45th President of the United States had already mobilized Twitter moderation teams strongly because of his tweets marked by significant misinformation.