August 2, 2021

Trump on Big Tech: ‘They’re immune from so many different things, but they’re not immune from this lawsuit’

Former President Donald Trump continued his fight against tech industry giants he claims are improperly censoring him, telling Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that what Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are doing amounts to campaign contributions to Democrats.

Trump recently filed lawsuits against the companies, claiming they wrongfully committed “censorship resulting from threatened legislative action” and “willful participation in joint activity with federal actors.” 

The lawsuits note that the companies rely on protections from Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields them from lawsuits based on statements posted by users, while allowing them to moderate and restrict content that is “obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable,” regardless of whether it would be protected by the Constitution.


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