Donald Trump will initiate class action lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey | News from science and technology
Donald Trump, who lost the 2020 presidential election, says he is filing a class action lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey, the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter, respectively, and their companies.
The former president was banned from these companies’ platforms after a mob of supporters violently attacked his supporters the US Capitol on January 6th, hundreds of whom have since been charged with crimes.
Since leaving office Donald Trump criticized the bans as an act of political censorship and continued to claim, without evidence and despite official contradictions, that the election had been rigged against him.
The class action lawsuit would allow Mr. Trump to be the executives of. to sue Facebook, Youtube and Twitter on behalf of a larger group of people whom he believes have been hurt by the alleged bias and censorship.
“Today, in partnership with the America First Policy Institute, as lead class representative, I am filing 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,” he said.
The companies declined to comment when contacted by Sky News.
During his tenure, Mr. Trump sought to reform social media regulation – specifically a law that would allow platforms to moderate content “in good faith” without the liability of an editor.
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Several cases of this “good faith” moderation directed against the then president – especially Twitter Fact verification two of his tweets that falsely claimed that postal votes were fraudulent, and hide another of which the company said glorified violence – provoked reform.
The former president, who persistently accused both traditional and social media of being biased, complained that social media platforms “completely silence conservative voices”.
He promised to “close it down before we can ever let this happen,” and then signed an implementing regulation Request to federal agencies to review Section 230.
A recent poll of Americans by C-Span found that he was one of the the worst US leaders everwhere he received particularly low points in an expert jury for his moral authority and administrative skills.