Former President Donald Trump will announce class action lawsuits against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey during an 11 a.m. press conference today at his New Jersey club multiple media outlets are reporting.
Trump had a back and forth relationship with the two tech titans and while he certainly brought the ratings and dollars to the platforms they booted him after January 6. Twitter said its ban is permanent while Facebook will revisit the ban in a few years.
The class action lawsuits would allow Trump to sue the two tech CEOs on behalf of a larger group of people possibly give Trump a chance to fix a criticism he got from parts of the base that he did not do enough to try to stop the bans in the first place.
In truth, there was not much he could do that would have saved them because only new legislation will work.
Surprisingly, the Dems and GOP are now seriously looking at big tech in a bipartisan way and most expect that some type of legislation to clarify how big tech can operate will pass.
According to Axios:
Trump is scheduled to make an announcement at a press conference today at 11 am.
Trump’s legal effort is supported by the America First Policy Institute, a non-profit focused on perpetuating Trump’s policies.
The group’s president and CEO and board chair, former Trump officials Linda McMahon and Brooke Rollins, will accompany him during the announcement.
NEW: Trump will announce today that he's suing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sources tell Axios. https://t.co/0vj8dAt0ii— Axios (@axios) July 7, 2021
Trump announcement tomorrow isn’t about a new social media platform, it’s about lawsuits related to ones that kicked him off, according to a Trump aide.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 6, 2021