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Former United States President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit to have his Twitter account opened again. His account was closed at the beginning of 2020 when the social media platform said he instigated the Capitol Hill riot.

The riot took place on the 6th of January when pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Congress building. They gained access to the building and vandalised it.

EWN reports that they were riled up by a speech hours earlier in which Trump hammered away at his false claims that the election he lost to Joe Biden was stolen from him.

The now president Biden denied the false claims, but Trump insisted on a recount in several states. It was later found that the election was fair and that Trump didn’t lose illegally.

In the filing, Trump’s lawyers accuse Twitter of “exercising a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to open democratic debate”.

At the time when Trump’s Twitter account was blocked, he had more than 88 million followers.

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