Former US President Donald Trump sues Facebook Inc, Google Inc, and Twitter Inc and has claimed it to be a move to defend the First Amendment rights.
Trump filed three separate cases against the big techs in federal court in Florida. His lawsuits are targeted at Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, and Google’s Sundar Pichai.
The lawsuits seek court orders to restore his social media accounts, along with punitive damages, to ensure other users can’t be banned or flagged by the tech giants.
The legal team is being led by John P. Coale, a trial attorney involved in lawsuits against big tobacco companies.
“We’re going to hold big tech very accountable,” Trump said during the news conference on Wednesday at his Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey.
“If they can do it to me, they can do it to anyone.”