Judge rejects disgraced former president’s lawsuit challenging ban from Twitter

Source: Associated Press

“A San Francisco judge tossed out former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit challenging his permanent ban from Twitter. U.S. District Judge James Donato said Friday that Trump failed to show Twitter violated his First Amendment right to free speech. Free speech rights don’t apply to private companies and Trump failed to show Twitter was working as a state actor on behalf of Democrats, the judge wrote. … Trump sued Twitter, Facebook and Google’s YouTube in July 2021, claiming they illegally censored him.” (05/07/22)