Trump Loses First Round In Lawsuit Against Twitter

The Insider reports:

On Tuesday, a Florida federal judge ruled that former President Donald Trump’s status as a US president doesn’t exclude him from Twitter’s terms of service, according to court documents seen by Insider. On Tuesday, Florida District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr granted Twitter’s motion to transfer the case to the Northern District of California, as required by a clause in the social media company’s user agreement signed by all Twitter users.

Trump’s lawyers argued that he was exempt from the clause because he was sitting president at the time of his account’s suspension, and that it was in the public’s interest to keep the case in Florida. They failed to convince Judge Scola. “The Court finds that Trump’s status as President of the United States does not exclude him from the requirements of the forum selection clause in Twitter’s Terms of Service,” he said.

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