Former US President Donald Trump has appealed to the court to recover his blocked Twitter account.
Trump filed the lawsuit in a Florida federal court on Friday afternoon, local time. However, Twitter authorities did not immediately comment on the matter. News from CNN and Reuters.
Trump was banned from Facebook and Twitter in January this year for allegedly inciting supporters to attack and use violence at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., a symbol of democracy in the United States. Five people, including a police officer, were killed in the riots that erupted that day.
The account, which has been used for more than 10 years, had about 90 million followers of Trump. However, Twitter authorities shut down the account of the world’s most powerful man forever, alleging that Donald Trump instigated the attack on Capitol Hill.
Meanwhile, Reuters reported that Donald Trump has applied to the court to get his Twitter account back. In the appeal, he cited the Taliban as an argument against Twitter’s decision.
The court order said Twitter authorities allowed the Taliban to regularly tweet about their victories across Afghanistan. On the other hand, his tweets were removed, calling it ‘misleading information’.
Trump supporters attacked a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 7 this year. The joint session of Congress was preparing to formally announce Joe Biden as the next president that day.
At one point, Trump supporters broke through the security barricades and main gates of the Capitol building. Many of the attackers were armed. After that, when they entered the Senate, they started a riot.