It has been only a matter of time and it appears that the time has arrived.
For years, we have witnessed big tech companies silencing conservatives and anyone who was the least bit freedom-minded. If you question the narrative put out by the government at all or you do not agree with liberal policies, you are labeled as an extremist and must be shut down.
This has occurred to so many of my friends and myself and it has only become worse in recent months.
People are having their accounts shut down as well as business pages for the crimes of speaking out against tyranny.
Then these social media giants took their power one step too far and banned President Trump from their platforms.
Now, Trump is taking the fight to them and has sued the two power players in silicon valley.
Axios reported: “Former President Donald Trump, who has complained about censorship by social media giants, plans to announce class action lawsuits today against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey,”
The following are the details that we know so far, as provided by Axios:
- Trump is scheduled to make an announcement at a press conference today at 11 am.
- Trump’s legal effort is supported by the America First Policy Institute, a non-profit focused on perpetuating Trump’s policies.
- The group’s president and CEO and board chair, former Trump officials Linda McMahon and Brooke Rollins, will accompany him during the announcement.
- Class action lawsuits would enable him to sue the two tech CEOs on behalf of a broader group of people that he argues have been censored by biased policies.
Axios added the ridiculous assertion, “Trump and other conservative critics have not presented any substantial evidence that either platform is biased against conservatives in its policies or implementation of them.”
Trump, of course, was banned from nearly every major social media platform after the baseless assertions that on Jan. 6th he had ‘incited an insurrection,’ a charge that failed to indict him in the Senate and has not held up in any court of law.
As a politician, social media is a nearly indispensable asset for supporter outreach. Being deprived of social media platforms gives political opponents an incalculable advantage in elections.
It will be interesting to see the basis for Donald Trump’s class-action lawsuit at his expected press conference today.
Stay tuned for more on this developing story.