Former United States president Donald Trump wants a US appeals court to revive a lawsuit challenging his permanent suspension from Twitter.
Trump fights Twitter ban in appeals court
Former United States president Donald Trump has asked a US appeals court to revive his lawsuit against Twitter Inc challenging his permanent suspension from the platform.
Trump was suspended from Twitter after his supporters attacked the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Lawyers for Trump, a Republican, told the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing that the ban from Twitter marked “overtly partisan censorship” and was “contrary to First Amendment principles deeply rooted in American history and law”.
His lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages and a court order requiring Twitter to “immediately reinstate” his account which was permanently suspended on January 8, 2021.