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Trump Needs Damning Evidence To Keep Big Tech Suits Alive

By Kelcee Griffis (July 8, 2021, 6:25 PM EDT) -- Former President Donald Trump, in trying another angle to punish Big Tech companies, filed three class actions on Wednesday alleging illegal social media censorship, but attorneys and social media experts say the suits are extremely unlikely to succeed.

The lawsuits claim that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is unconstitutional because it authorizes Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to do what the government itself cannot do: "censor" or remove users on the private platforms without fear of legal action. The suits also say the platforms veered into the territory of government actors when they allegedly responded to government pressure to censor...

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