Former President Donald Trump asked a Florida federal judge to force Twitter to reinstate his account. The Guardian reported that Trump took legal action against Twitter on October 1, claiming the company banned him from the social media platform under pressure from “political rivals in Congress.” Reuters reported that one of Trump’s arguments in the court filing was that Twitter “allowed the Taliban to tweet regularly” but that the platform “censored him during his presidency.”
Trump’s new Twitter lawsuit goes against reports that the former leader was “happy” being off the social media platform. In February, Trump aide Jason Miller told The London Times that the former president was “happier” and more “relaxed” after getting banned from Twitter. The October 1 court filing is Trump’s second legal action against Twitter in the past few months.
In July, Trump filed a lawsuit against Google, Twitter, and Facebook, and the three companies’ CEOs, claiming he was a victim of censorship. According to the BBC, during a press conference from his Bedminster, New Jersey property, Trump said, “We are demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing, and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing, and canceling that you know so well.” However, according to The Washington Post, legal experts don’t expect the July lawsuits to hold up in court. We will keep you posted about Trump’s latest court news!