Amid fears that it could escalate further unrest, Twitter joined the social media platform. Which banned Trump. After the uprising of his supporters who attacked the US capital on January 6.
However, in a filing Friday, Trump’s lawyers argued that Twitter Taliban Tweeted about military victories in Afghanistan, but censored the former president when he called his tweets “misleading information” or accused him of violating platform rules.
In an initial injunction against Twitter, the filing also argued that it had suspended Trump’s account after he was “coerced” by members of the US Congress.
Trump’s lawyers say social media platforms “use a degree of power and control over political discourse” Bloomberg Said. It was “immense, historically unprecedented, and deeply dangerous to open up a democratic debate.”
Trump also accused Twitter of double standards in its code of conduct, saying that news outlets had falsely claimed that last year’s social justice demonstrations were not a source of infection, while the capital was under attack.
According to Bloomberg, Trump said, “This sheer contradiction is in the defendant’s desire to appease government actors who generally approved the 2020 summer protests,” and “in general.” The events of January 6 were rejected. “
The former president used Twitter to promote his false claims of fraud in the 2020 elections. Joe Biden It has more than 88 million followers.
He also lied to other social media platforms and repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged. Several attempts by Trump and his supporters to overturn the election results have failed.
Trump told reporters at the time. He wanted “an end to silence and an end to blacklisting, removal and cancellation that you know so well.”
Twitter has also taken action against other Trump supporters. Georgia Republican Rep Marjorie Taylor Green. Has been suspended For controversial comments from the first platform, including about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Newsweek Has contacted Twitter for comment.