Trump announces lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter

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Former US president Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he will take the lead in launching class action suits against Big Tech companies Google, Facebook and Twitter, and their respective CEOs, challenging the closure of his media accounts in the wake of the January 6 insurrection.

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“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 at a news conference in Bedminster, New Jersey. He went on to say the class action suits are joined by “thousands” of other people whose social media accounts have been shut down, not related only to the January 6 incident.

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