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Twitter and Facebook both banned Trump from their platforms. Here’s why that doesn’t violate the First Amendment — or any other laws

Twitter suspended President Donald Trump’s personal account permanently on Friday, a day after Facebook banned him indefinitely, in the wake of pro-Trump rioters storming the US Capitol. Trump quickly tried to use the official presidential Twitter account to accuse the company of violating the First Amendment, before Twitter blocked those […]
Twitter and Facebook both banned Trump from their platforms. Here’s why that doesn’t violate the First Amendment — or any other laws
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Arrest Trump. He directly incited violence.

The First Amendment protects the right to express even the most repugnant, hateful speech so long as it is not a direct incitement to violence. President Donald Trump crossed that line at Wednesday’s “Stop the Steal” rally when he urged a mob to march to the US Capitol and “fight […]
Arrest Trump. He directly incited violence.
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Trump got hit with another lawsuit over his executive order targeting social media companies — this time from voting rights groups who say he’s suppressing accurate election info

Voting rights groups sued Trump on Thursday over his executive order targeting social media companies’ legal protections, which he issued after Twitter fact-checked his false tweets about mail-in voting. The groups argue that the order deprives voters of their First Amendment right to receive accurate information about elections. They also […]
Trump got hit with another lawsuit over his executive order targeting social media companies — this time from voting rights groups who say he’s suppressing accurate election info
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Trump said he wanted to shut down Twitter moments after signing an executive order emphasising his ‘commitment to free and open debate on the internet’

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would shut down Twitter if his lawyers could find a way to do it. The president’s comments came as he signed an executive order seeking to crack down on Twitter and other social-media companies over allegations of censorship and bias against conservatives. After […]
Trump said he wanted to shut down Twitter moments after signing an executive order emphasising his ‘commitment to free and open debate on the internet’
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