Former US President Donald Trump has filed lawsuits against Google, Facebook, Twitter and their respective chief executive officers. He alleges that they are guilty of unlawfully censoring him.
In the lawsuit, filed in Miami, Trump said that he's seeking class-action status for the lawsuits. This means he would represent the interests of other users of Twitter, Facebook and Google's YouTube who allege they have been unfairly silenced, reports Reuters.
The former President filed three duplicate lawsuits, each of them making similar allegations against Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google and its CEO Sundar Pichai, as well as Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey.
All three companies sued by Trump, banned him from using their platforms after they said he glorified violence relating to the day when his supporters launched a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol in January.
During a news conference at his golf course in New Jersey on Wednesday, Trump announced the lawsuits and addressed the accusation that the companies took away his right to freedom of speech.
"We will achieve a historic victory for American freedom and at the same time, freedom of speech."
Watch the Reuters video below for more on Trump's proposed class-action lawsuits against Google, Facebook and Twitter.
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