Former US President Goes To Court To Get His Twitter Account Back
Former US President Donald Trump has filed a suit asking a court to reinstate his account on Twitter. He lost for allegedly instigating the Capitol Hill riot.
Twitter along with other social media banned Donald Trump from their platforms after a mob of pro-Trump supporters assaulted the US Congress building.
They were riled up by a speech hours earlier in which Trump hammered away at his false claims that the election he lost to Joe Biden was stolen from him.
At the time he was banned, Trump had more than 88 million Twitter followers.
Twitter, the filing argues, "exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to open democratic debate.
The suit notes that the Taliban, in power in Afghanistan now and still considered a terrorist organization by the US, has a Twitter account.
That account appeared on August 8, and "over the weeks that followed Twitter allowed the Taliban to tweet regularly about their military conquests and victories across Afghanistan."
Banning Trump but not the Taliban amounts to "ludicrous incongruity" on the part of Twitter, the suit alleges.