Trump Appeals Dismissal of Lawsuit That Challenged Twitter Ban

June 28th, 2022 7:20 PM

Former President Donald Trump appealed the dismissal of the lawsuit that challenged his permanent ban from Twitter.

Trump alleges that the platform violated his free speech rights when it permanently banned him after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. 

NewsBusters reported that the lawsuit was dismissed earlier in the year after U.S. District Judge James Donato ruled that Trump’s legal team failed to prove that Twitter acted as a government agent when it banned him. 

“I read, reread and read again your complaint and I’m not seeing any coercive statements by state actors and that is the hook you are hanging your hat on,” Bloomberg News reported Judge Donato saying at the time.

The appeal means the case will now go to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The original complaint can be found here.  

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