Former President Donald Trump has demanded access to mainstream social media platforms once again.
Trump made political engagement via social media an art, and he’s pushing for a grand reentrance onto the mainstream platforms. “Former President Donald Trump on Monday asked a Florida judge to issue a preliminary injunction in his case against YouTube that would compel the company to reinstate his access to the platform,” reported the New York Post on Tuesday. “Trump’s lawyers said they plan to make similar requests in his suits against Facebook and Twitter in the coming weeks.”
The Post also emphasized the potential stakes: “Notably, the injunction would allow Trump to continue selling merchandise on YouTube, potentially critical to political fundraising efforts.”
The Post further noted that YouTube will merely be the first of many Big Tech corporations to feel the brunt of Trump’s new counteroffensive: “Trump’s lawyers said they plan to make similar requests in his suits against Facebook and Twitter in the coming weeks.”
They also reported that the request has a specific angle, arguing that “a failure to issue one would result in irreparable harm to both Trump as a potential political candidate in the future and the Republican Party as a whole, court documents dated Monday show.”
Trump initially announced that he would file lawsuits against Facebook, Google and Twitter, as well as their top executives Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey at a July 7 press conference. “We’re asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to order an immediate halt to social media companies’ illegal, shameful censorship of the American people,” Trump said in the press conference.
Many solutions have been proposed but some have suggested Trump’s best path to victory over Big Tech tyranny may be his ambitious lawsuit.
Philanthropy Roundtable board member Vivek Ramaswamy illustrated that “there’s a strong case” that “social-media censorship violates the Constitution.” He explained in his opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal headlined “Trump Can Win His Case Against Tech Giants” that “If his lawyers do better in court than in their initial filing, Mr. Trump can win.”
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