Donald Trump put big tech on blast over the weekend, according to Town Hall.
“They’re getting the biggest subsidy that any company has ever gotten from a government,” Trump stated.
“They’re immune from so many different things, but they’re not immune from this lawsuit because what they’ve done is such a violation of the Constitution. A violation like we’ve never seen before.”
“They work with the Democrats,” Trump said.
“It’s a Democrat machine; it should be a campaign contribution.”
“They allow Hamas,” Trump stated. “They allow countries and dictators that want to destroy everything and everybody and that are doing tremendous harm to their countries, killing people by the thousands. They’re allowed.”
“But a president of the United States that has a following like nobody’s seen before, we’re not allowed to do that.”
From Town Hall:
The First Amendment only applies to state actors, which are subject to the Constitution, and not corporations or other private businesses, which each of the tech companies would fall under. However, Trump is attempting to claiming that the companies were working for government officials within the Democratic Party and should be just as liable as a government official or entity would.
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In the Facebook lawsuit, Trump alleges that the social media platform “worked directly and in concert with” the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “to advance only the narrative that Defendants and Dr. Fauci subscribe to.”
Trump said that this assertion is evidenced by emails between Fauci and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, which were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
The former president also claims that YouTube and Twitter have made efforts to promote more liberal ideas while censoring posts on their sites that contest such viewpoints.