Former President Donald Trump
Tom Brenner | Reuters
But San Francisco Federal District Court Judge James Donato left the door open for Trump and other plaintiffs to file an amended complaint against Twitter that is consistent with his decision issued on Friday.
The social media giant had banned Trump in January 2021, citing the risk of inciting further violence in the wake of the Capitol uprising by a crowd of supporters of the then president.
Trump, the American Conservative Union and five individuals had southern Twitter and its co-founder Jack Dorsey last year on their behalf and on their behalf class of other Twitter users that was started from the app.
The lawsuit alleged that Twitter violated plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights to free speech and asked the judge to declare federal communications decency law unconstitutional.
The CDA states that online service providers such as Twitter cannot be held responsible for content posted by others.
Donato’s sentence comes almost two weeks later Trump told CNBC he had no interest in returning to Twitter even if his ban was be raised by Elon Muskthe Tesla boss whose $ 44 billion bid to buy Twitter was accepted by the company’s board of directors.
Prior to the ban, Trump was an avid Twitter user, tweeting an average of more than 30 posts per day towards the end of his presidency. At the time of the ban, Trump had nearly 90 million Twitter followers.
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