Former President Donald Trump has revealed that he will take the lead in filing a class-action lawsuit against Big Tech giants, including Facebook, Google, and Twitter, on behalf of Americans.
The former president made the announcement on Wednesday, at around 11 a.m. in Bedminster, New Jersey.
In his speech, he said that he is announcing what he thinks is “a very important and very beautiful … development” for the American people’s freedom and freedom of speech.
Together with the America First Policy Institute, Trump announced that, as the lead class representative, he will file a major class-action lawsuit targeting Big Tech giants, such as search giant Google and social media websites Facebook and Twitter. He’s also filing against the said company’s CEOs: Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook, Sundar Pichai for Google, ad Jack Dorsey for Twitter.
The former president then urged the U.S. District Court for Florida’s Southern District to order an immediate stop to the said company’s “illegal, shameful censorship of the American people,” as he claims this is what the companies are exactly doing.
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He also said they demand the end to shadowbanning, silencing, “blacklisting, banishing, and canceling.”
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The former president then went on to claim that their case can prove the censorship as unlawful. He said “it’s unconstitutional” and “completely un-American.”
The class-action lawsuit would also look for “injunctive relief” so as to allow swift restitution and restoration. With this, Trump claimed that he can enumerate 20 other things that need to be prompt since “it’s destroying our country.”
Additionally, he said they urge the courts to “impose punitive damages” on the said Big Tech giants. They intend on holding Big Tech “very accountable.”
The former president then revealed that this would likely be the first of multiple lawsuits. However, he said it will lead those lawsuits and that it would become a gamechanger for the U.S.
He described it as a “pivotal battle” in the people’s defense of the First Amendment. With this Trump said he feels confident that they can reach a historic victory for both freedom and freedom of speech in the U.S.
Following his statements about the threat to the country’s freedom, he presented his case. He claimed that the Big Tech companies are working with the current administration and the Democratic Party.
Trump then noted that a group of Big Tech companies gained extraordinary power because of social media. He also noted that such companies were also working with mainstream media and the majority of a political party to silence the American people.
He went on to say that, yes, social media companies are officially considered private entities. However, in recent years, they have stopped being private as they use Section 230. This protects the companies from any liability.
Trump claimed that once they use Section 230, they should not be considered private anymore in many ways. The former president noted that no other company in the U.S. has this kind of protection. Therefore, in effect, it serves as a massive government subsidy.