Trump, the canceler, now opposes to blacklists

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Trump, the canceler, now opposes to blacklists
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10 July 2021

During a press conference held last Wednesday at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, the former U.S. president Donald Trump declared himself as the new champion of freedom of speech in social networks by announcing he will file a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, and Google.

“I’m filing, as the lead class representative, a major class-action lawsuit against the big tech giants, including Facebook, Google, and Twitter, as well as their CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey,” confirmed Trump who was banned by such companies after his incitement to violence that triggered the U.S. Capitol storming.

These three groups “implement an illegal and unconstitutional censorship,” added the Republican leader, 75 years old, and “we’re asking the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida to order an immediate halt to social media companies’ illegal, shameful censorship of the American people, he stated. “We are demanding (…) the end to the enforced silence,” he claimed.

“We stand up for the American democracy by defending the right to the freedom of speech of each American, Democrat, Republican, Independent, whoever.” “This lawsuit is just the beginning,” he added.

According to the former President, who claims to be supported by thousands citizens who have been banned from social networks. His new fight against censorship looks to immediately halt censorship, blacklists, and what they call “cancelation” of people who share his political views.

“We are in a fight we are going to win,” said the same man who, as the Independent digital news website recalls, in several occasions, before and during his administration, asked to fire, fine, or jail his political rivals.  

According to The Independent, even conservative FOX News TV network, who usually backed Trump’s statements in its comments and information choices, was attacked by him during the 2016 electoral campaign when He demanded the firing of host Megyn Kelly, who stood up against him several times as well as commentator Karl Rove, of whom he suggested he should not be part of Fox News.

The digital website also recalled when his son Donald Jr, active member in Trump’s campaigns, asked in Twitter the firing of Kathy Griffin from the CNN once she posted a picture with Donald Trump’s head hanging, and he himself demanded the firing of HBO presenter Bill Maher.

The same thing was true with mass media that widely covered Trump during his campaigns and his time in office at the White House. In 2015, he asked for the firing of two journalists who released information on protesters attending one of the rallies headed by Trump. Afterwards, he boycotted the CNN and demanded the firing of the members of the Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Board and urged his followers to cancel subscriptions to several local press to which he usually accused of fabricating fake news and being enemies of the people.

To top it off, the inquiring nature of the now plaintiff Trump pushes the U.S. constitutional to the limit.

In October 2019, on the eve of the U.S. elections, the then-President was handed over a “red list” of Cuban artists and celebrities so they could be banned by his “democratic” administration as they had a different mindset and did not want to defect from their home nation.

When the Youtube clown (NT: influencer Alexander Otaola) asked him if he could deliver to the White House the “red list” of people supporting the Cuban “regime” and “were found eligible” for visas to travel to the U.S., so these visas could be cancelled, the now critic of blacklists said very pleasantly:

“I will. If you send me the list…It is ok with me.”

Translated by Sergio A. Paneque Díaz / CubaSí Translation Staff

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