Former U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal judge in Florida on Friday to ask Twitter to restore his account, which the company removed in January citing a risk of incitement of violence.
Trump filed a request for preliminary injunction against Twitter in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, arguing the social media company was “coerced” by members of the U.S. Congress to suspend his account.
Twitter “exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to open democratic debate,” Trump’s lawyers said in the filing.
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Donald Trump asked a federal judge in Florida to force Twitter to restore his account, which the company removed in January citing a risk of incitement of violence. My @Reuters report with @Kanishka183 https://t.co/kQ09jwwagi
— Akriti Sharma (@akritiisharma) October 2, 2021