SputnikNews.com —————-by Tim Korso ———–Wed., July 07, 2021
Former US President Donald Trump filed a class action lawsuit on 7 July targeting Facebook, Google, and Twitter, as well as their CEOs – Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey, respectively.
The lawsuit was filed with the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida by Trump in concert with a group of “brave patriots”, whose First Amendment rights were violated by the defendants, according to the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) non-profit organisation, which supports the former Republican president.
The court battle will be led by the non-profit’s “Constitutional Litigation Team”, the AFPI announced.
“Protected by an outdated and misinterpreted Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, these elites and their firms ride roughshod over some of the most fundamental American rights: the right to speak, the right to be heard, and the right to democratic representation”, the AFPI said.
The non-profit also invited people to share their stories about how their First Amendment rights have come under attack by Big Tech on a special website. The AFPI did not clarify if these stories might be used in the legal battle against the three companies and their CEOs.