Donald Trump is taking the fight to the social media giants.
He was summarily banned from every major platform after the Capitol Hill riot.
And Trump got some good news about his battle against Big Tech.
Many on the Left scoffed at Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
The three major social media platforms – among others – booted Trump in the drop of a hat, largely amid pressure from Democrats.
For this reason, tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy believes Trump has a good chance at being successful in his lawsuit.
Ramaswamy, who has a bachelor’s in Biology from Harvard and a law degree from Yale, wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal detailing Trump’s path to victory.
“It’s true that the First Amendment ordinarily applies to the government rather than private companies. But the central claim in Mr. Trump’s class-action lawsuit—that the defendants should be treated as state actors and are bound by the First Amendment when they engage in selective political censorship—has precedent to back it up. Their censorship constitutes state action because the government granted them immunity from legal liability, threatened to punish them if they allow disfavored speech, and colluded with them in choosing targets for censorship.”
This undoubtedly happened.
Several Democrat politicians threatened onerous regulations if Facebook and Twitter did not bend to their will.
Ramaswamy continued in the Wall Street Journal:
“In an October 2020 hearing, as Mr. Trump’s lawsuits note, Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut told CEOs Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook: ‘The president has used this microphone to spread vicious falsehoods and apparent attempt to overturn the will of the voters.’ In the same hearing, he threatened ‘a breakup of the tech giants’ and ‘Section 230 reform,’ including ‘possible repeal.’ Mr. Zuckerberg has called such regulations an ‘existential threat’ to Facebook. In January both sites banned Mr. Trump.”
Ramaswamy goes on in the piece to highlight relevant case law that buttresses Trump’s claims.
Democrats can laugh all they want about Trump’s suit, but there is merit.
The public square has moved online, and Big Tech giants are blatantly censoring discourse.
The danger of Big Tech came into focus for a large swatch of the population when both Twitter and Facebook stopped the dissemination of the New York Post’s bombshell exposé regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Only after the election was the story acknowledged as true.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.