Donald Trump has just declared war on Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
He’s now suing all three companies for helping to swing the 2020 election to Biden.
And now, Joe Biden’s White House is in full-panic mode after Trump’s shocking lawsuit dropped.
Perhaps the most critical component of the 2020 election wasn’t the official result itself, but what led to the official results that made Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States of America.
With the almost-explicit support of mega-corporations like Facebook, Google, and Twitter, Biden’s campaign enjoyed a massive advantage with social media in the closing weeks of the campaign.
And in the eyes of the Trump campaign, the support these Big Tech corporations gave Biden was more than enough to help boost turnout for Democrats in key swing states like Georgia and Arizona that ultimately gave Biden the presidency.
After Biden won, these platforms then worked to shut down Trump, banning him from their sites and blacklisting his name from being able to be used for advertising.
And now, Trump is suing all three corporations.
The Associated Press reports, “Former President Donald Trump has filed suit against three of the country’s biggest tech companies, claiming he and other conservatives have been wrongfully censored.”
“Trump announced the action against Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube, along with the companies’ CEOs, at a press conference in New Jersey on Wednesday. He was joined by other plaintiffs in the suits, which were filed in federal court in Miami.” adds the Associated Press.
Trump himself slammed the three corporations in the lawsuit, alleging that each of them are breaking the law in playing favorite in electoral politics, and silencing conservative voices online with blacklists and bans.
“We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well.” Trump said.
“Under Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, social media platforms are allowed to moderate their services by removing posts that, for instance, are obscene or violate the services’ own standards, so long as they are acting in “good faith.” The law also generally exempts internet companies from liability for the material that users post.” adds the Associated Press.
Trump and other politicians in Congress have long argued that Section 230 should be changed, due to abuse by many Big Tech companies that have put their thumbs on the scale with the intention of hurting Republican candidates and electing more Democrats.
The lawsuit is the first one launched by Trump against Big Tech since he left office in January.
The lawsuit also marks one of the first challenges against the power these left-leaning corporations hold in America’s political system and is expected to draw a significant amount of attention from across the political spectrum as it moves forward.
However, some law experts question whether anything can be done against Silicon Valley’s Big Tech corporations barring a change in Section 230.