Former President Donald Trump, banned from Twitter and Facebook, announced Wednesday a class action lawsuit against Big Tech companies for the censorship of Trump and others. The legal argument, according to Trump’s lawyers, is that entities such as Facebook and Google are no longer private companies, but government actors, and thus they must be restricted by the First Amendment.
“We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and cancelling that you know so well,” Trump said.
“Google and YouTube have deleted countless videos that dare to question the judgement of the World Health Organization which has been wrong so often. If they can do it to me, they can do it to anyone.”