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Trump’s Censorship Attack on Twitter Fails to Get Ban Lifted (1)

May 7, 2022, 12:14 AM

Donald Trump’s claim that Twitter Inc. violated his free-speech rights by bumping him off its platform failed to win over a federal judge.

U.S. District Judge James Donato on Friday threw out the former president’s challenge to his permanent ban from Twitterfor stoking the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The San Francisco judge gave Trump’s lawyers a chance to revise the suit and try again, but warned they will have to show that Twitter was acting as a government censor.

“This is not an easy claim to make, for good reasons,” Donato said.

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