Trump Sues Twitter, Facebook CEOs In Theatrical Bid To Get Un-Banned

Ex-President Donald Trump, furious over his ban from Twitter and Facebook after inciting a violent insurrection, is launching a class-action lawsuit against the CEOs of those social media giants, Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg, respectively, along with Google CEO Sundar Pichai.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1380204

I guess the man can’t get enough embarrassing loses.

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Does this mean that Trump will have to submit to discovery, answering questions under oath?

That should should be entertaining, inasmuch as a video, or at least a transcript of discovery, will be in the public domain.

Under oath, would he say what his evidence is of a “stolen” election, for example? What are some others? My guess is that, indeed, this suit is just for talking points fodder on Fox, etc. Trump will never allow himself to be questioned under oath.

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Sad fundraising effort is sad. His rubes will love it, of course.

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It has nothing to do with getting un-banned. It’s a grifting platform to funnel money into his Save America PAC, targeting aggrieved GOP’ers who don’t like social media for donations. That’s why it’s a class action.

If he really cared about getting un-banned and thought there was a chance he could prevail through the courts, it would be a solo lawsuit. This is Trump Steaks 2.0.

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Considering how Zuckerberg has bent over backwards to support the GOP and far-right groups, TFG is now biting the hand that fed him.

TFG doesn’t care, but this could backfire when the GOP tries to push TFG narratives on social media before the 2022 election.

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freedom of speech

Trump is talking about a right to make people believe a lie. With rights go responsibility.

Trump is irresponsible.

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If we could only lock Zuckerberg, Dorsey, and TFG into a room, and weld the door shut…

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The malignant force of this man is incredible…very few people have it. And that is the weakest part of Trumpism:

There is no Trumpism without one driven, obsessive, infantile man-baby.

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Agreed. And he has no case and never did. Everyone agrees to the TOS when they sign up for any of these sites and there have been numerous, probably hundreds, of times where he violated those terms and wasn’t penalized while others lost their accounts for lesser violations. If anything, the kid glove treatment Trump received for years and years is grounds for others to sue.

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This guy is as big a threat as he ever was. Now babbling on about who shot Ashli Babbitt and demanding the release of the insurrectionists and by continuing to propagate the Big Lie, he destroys his own case.

Not to mention you can’t stand up for democracy after attempting to steal a legitimately held election through despicable actions.

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suit, which is filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

DANGER, Will Robinson! Who’s the judge?

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Rooting for injuries - too bad they won’t be literal ones.

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Well he is still in the publics eye. He is getting attention, good, bad, of indifferent he will make the best of it.

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He’s not wrong to call attention to the power these companies have to snuff out speech, but I find it hard to believe there isn’t language somewhere in the first few paragraphs of their Terms of Agreement that gets this lawsuit tossed by the time I submit this reply.

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Can’t wait for his lawyers to quit because they’re not getting paid.

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The gang that couldn’t shoot straight continues to not shoot straight.

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Lock them in a capsule with Bezos and Musk and shoot them into the Sun.

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A fake billionaire suing actual ones. Pass the popcorn, please. Salt & butter.

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