Donald Trump is about to file the one court case that will make Clarence Thomas smile
Donald Trump’s political comeback is taking a shocking turn.
Trump is doing the one thing every conservative has been waiting for.
And Donald Trump is about to file the one court case that will make Clarence Thomas smile.
Clarence Thomas filed an opinion this past Supreme Court term questioning Big Tech’s immunity under Section 230 of the Communications and Decency Act of 1996.
This immunity grants tech platforms monopoly powers to censor content provided it is done neutrally.
Thomas’ opinion called this power into question arguing that social media platforms served as common carriers.
No one would seriously argue that the phone company could turn off your service or the US Postal Service could stop delivering mail because of the contents of the communications.
Thomas argued those same principles should apply to social media.
Donald Trump looks to be putting that principle to the test with a class action lawsuit against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg or Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey charging that the two companies are illegally censoring conservatives on their platforms.
Details: 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.
Class action lawsuits would enable him to sue the two tech CEOs on behalf of a broader group of people that he argues have been censored by biased policies.
Conservatives hope Trump’s lawsuit is the test case Clarence Thomas clearly hopes comes before the Supreme Court to end Big Tech’s ideologically motivated censorship.