Former US President Donald Trump filed a complaint to request the reactivation of his account On Twitter, which was deleted following the Capitol bombing earlier this year.
Twitter and other social media platforms banned the former president after a group of his supporters attacked Congress on January 6.
From the storming of some Trump supporters on Capitol Hill in January
The move by his supporters came hours after Trump gave a speech in which he spoke of presidential election fraud, in which he lost to current President Joe Biden.
Twitter pointed out at the time that Trump’s tweets that led to the deletion of his account violated his policy against glorifying violence and could cause people to repeat the events of January 6.
In the lawsuit filed in Florida federal court on Friday, Trump noted that Twitter, which was the platform that gave him his voice to reach his millions of conservative followers, was “forced” by members of Congress to block it.
Trump had over 88 million Twitter followers when he was banned.
Trump’s Twitter account (archive)
The trial emphasizes that Twitter allows the Taliban, Who came to rule Afghanistan and is still classified as a terrorist organization in the United States, having an account.
It also confirms that Twitter banned Trump and left the Taliban account open. It is a “ridiculous contradiction”.
Trump still largely dominates the Republican Party. After staying out of the spotlight for a few months after the election, he resumed organizing rallies in which he often hinted at his intention to run again in the 2024 presidential election.