Donald Trump, former American President, is filing a lawsuit against YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, for blocking his accounts, commenting on Monday that platforms have violated his “First Amendment” free speech right in ‘illicit, unconstitutional censorship.’
The former President was blocked from Facebook and Twitter when a crowd of pro-Trump protestors attacked the US Capitol on January 6, and the social media platforms alleged Trump could prompt more activities that involve violence.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump described that they are requiring an end to the shadow-blocking, a full stop to the silencing, and a stop to the banishing, blacklisting, and canceling that you know so well. He continued that he is confident that they will get a historic victory for American freedom as well as freedom of speech.
Appeal to reverse Communications Decency Act’s Section 230
Donald Trump, in the lawsuit complaints with United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, requested the Florida court to reverse the Communications Decency Act’s Section 230, which backs social media firms from accountability for published content on their platforms. Moreover, he appealed to the court to reinstate his Facebook, Twitter accounts, and his YouTube channel. Trump even appealed to the court to avert Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter from exercising editorial control, censorship, or prior curb in its many forms over the uploads and posts of the presidents.
Both social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook, have refused to remark on the matter.
Trump’s lawsuit is likely to fail
Santa Clara University’s law professor, Eric Goldman, described to the news agency, Associated Press, that former President Donald Trump’s case is expected to fail. Eric Goldman made that declaration after studying around sixty similar lawsuits in which people sued internet firms for suspending or blocking their accounts.
He described that they have argued everything under the sun, such as First Amendment, and people get nowhere. Goldman added that he has got a trick up his sleeve that will give Trump a leg up on the dozens of cases before him.
According to Coale, Donald Trump is going to be represented by John P. Coale and John Q. Coale, who have made a team of twenty lawyers. Furthermore, Coale described that his legal attorneys’ team adds lawyers he operated with in Louisiana when discussed for tobacco smoker trials of the 1990s.