Former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he intends to sue Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as the CEOs of each company.
Trump announced his intentions at a news conference in Bedminster, New Jersey, promising that the case would lead to "the end of a shadowy ban, the cessation of silence and the cancellation you know so well."
Trump and his lawyers plan to sue in the South Florida District. as he claims that the big technology companies violated his rights in the First Amendment of the US Constitution and even calls Facebook a "state actor." The lawsuit against Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai shows YouTube as the accused company.
Following the January 6 riots in the US Capitol, Twitter and Facebook banned Trump from accessing their platforms.
"We believe that the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great," said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the time.
"Facebook is currently planning to maintain the ban until at least January 2023. Following the decision of the largest social network, Trump called Facebook's actions" an absolute disgrace to our country. "