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Trump’s Fight Over Twitter Ban Draws Biden DOJ Intervention

Nov. 18, 2021, 9:01 PM

Former President Donald Trump’s legal battle to reverse his permanent ban from Twitter Inc.’s social-media platform has a new combatant: the Biden administration.

The Justice Department on Thursday asked to intervene in the lawsuit Trump brought against Twitter for the “limited purpose” of defending the constitutionality of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which gives internet companies broad legal immunity over their moderation of user-generated content.

Trump’s October motion for an order forcing the company to reinstate his account while the litigation is pending included a claim that Section 230 is unconstitutional. The law has ...