Since Trump made the announcement this week that he is suing Facebook, Twitter, and Google, legal experts have flooded the media with statements of the case’s complete lack of merit. In a Bloomberg recent article in Bloomberg Opinion writer Noah Bloomberg writes, “Former President Donald Trump’s lawsuits against Twitter, Google, and Facebook for kicking him off their platforms are sure losers, legally speaking. The First Amendment protects people against state action, and tech companies aren’t state actors.” It was clear throughout his presidency that Trump had never read the Constitution and when the Amendments were explained to him, he did not understand the legal interpretations. These social media platforms
In Jan 2020, Facebook, Twitter, And Google determined former
President Donald Trump’s presence on their platforms posed a potential danger to the public. Despite widespread criticism for years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg allowed Trump’s “incendiary, false claims.” on his platform claiming in an NBC report,” the newsworthiness of the statements and Facebook’s commitment to championing free expression” as the reason for allowing the former president to continue to post. However, after the January 6th attack on the Capitol, Zuckerberg, along with other Facebook executives, decided Trump’s ” brazen incitement of violence to overturn the election, crossed the line.” The fact that a sitting president has been silenced, suspended from using the most popular public platforms for freedom of speech is more evidence of his dangerous, perverted abuse of his political power.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey joined in the silencing of Trump’s dangerous, false rhetoric on social media by suspending his Twitter account on January 8th, 2020 in the aftermath of the Jan. 6th insurrection citing Trump’s on-camera inciting of violence. Twitter’s statement reported by CNN Business regarding the decision to suspend Trump’s account was;
“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said.
The last several tweets by Trump before he was permanently banned from Twitter included such statements as VP Mike Pence didn’t dare to stop the certification of the stolen election and;
“These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots.” Twitter determined these post insurrection comments fueled potential violence and FINALLY took away his dangerous voice from social media.
Since his doomed political reality show stunt of suing the platforms on faulty legal grounds, Trump has been trying to mooch more money from his financially challenged supporters. The Trump family, considered one of the richest families in America just can’t begging for donations. They have no shame. They asked for donations for Trump’s birthday, for the ” big steal lie,” movement and his bogus lawsuits against BIG TECH that serve only two purposes; to get him publicity and money in his wallet. When did Republican voters get so dumbed down?
The scamming of the Republican electorate is destroying the traditional GOP from pursuing their conservative agendas, which although this blog opposes, we recognize those policies do not aim to destroy democracy. We give thanks to Twitter, Facebook, and Google executives who did their part to silence Trump and his anti-democracy, violent rhetoric and protect millions of Americans from being incited to hatred and violence.