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‘This Is Garbage And You Know It’: Trump’s Op-Ed Promoting His Big Tech Lawsuit Totally Backfires



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Former President Donald Trump “wrote” an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal defending a lawsuit he filed against Facebook, Google, and Twitter, claiming that the tech giants are violating his First Amendment rights by banning his accounts for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

“One of the gravest threats to our democracy today is a powerful group of Big Tech corporations that have teamed up with government to censor the free speech of the American people,” Trump ostensibly wrote in the op-ed published Thursday. “This is not only wrong—it is unconstitutional. To restore free speech for myself and for every American, I am suing Big Tech to stop it…”

“This coercion and coordination is unconstitutional,” the twice-impeached former president declared. “The Supreme Court has held that Congress can’t use private actors to achieve what the Constitution prohibits it from doing itself. In effect, Big Tech has been illegally deputized as the censorship arm of the U.S. government. This should alarm you no matter your political persuasion. It is unacceptable, unlawful and un-American.”

It didn’t take long for critics on Twitter to slam both the op-ed itself and WSJ’s decision to publish it.