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Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday is set to announce a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as their respective CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai.
Trump, who has a history of threatening legal action but not always following through, is scheduled to make an announcement at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, at 11 a.m. ET alongside two leaders from America First Policy Institute, the pro-Trump nonprofit group that is supporting the lawsuits.
The lawsuit, to be filed in federal court in Florida, alleges the tech giants have violated defendants’ First Amendments rights, according to a press release from the nonprofit that was shared with CNBC prior to Trump’s remarks.
The action against Facebook and Twitter, first reported by Axios, will be unveiled just over a month after Facebook decided to uphold Trump’s ban from using the platform until at least January 2023. Trump will also say he is suing Google.
Twitter, Trump’s preferred social media outlet throughout his one term in office, permanently banned him on the heels of the Jan. 6 invasion of the Capitol by a mob of his supporters.
A spokesman for Twitter declined to comment on the lawsuit. Facebook and Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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