According to Pam Bondi, the ex-Florida attorney general who is currently the America First Policy Institute’s chairperson for constitutional litigation, former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, will “go all the way to the Supreme Court.”
“If you think about it, you know when Big Tech started, it really wasn’t Big Tech,” Bondi went on to say during her conversation on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “These platforms have their billions (of followers) worldwide, and they are controlling the 21st-century town hall. They’re controlling basically all of the information that comes out from all Americans throughout not only the states but the country.”
Trump’s lawsuits came after the sites removed his online accounts after the events of Jan. 6 at the Capitol, and Bondi said that the lawsuit he’s filed along with others who say they were censored is “really important.”
“If they can censor President Trump, they can censor anything,” Bondi continued. “You know they’re pulling off a doctor who’s talking about COVID-19 today. Tomorrow, it’s going to be you exactly there … these are not partisan people. These are not politicians or people in the media.”
Trump has amended his lawsuit to include some of the 65,000 censorship stories submitted by American citizens.
Meanwhile, Facebook has been running ads on social media saying it wants laws to be rewritten and documentarian Ken Burns this week referred to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as an “enemy of the state.”
“They are running ads and you’re right, it was very sly,” Bondi stated during her appearance on the program. “What protects them in their mind is section 230,” a law that protects online providers from liability over the content others post.
“It’s really evolved in their minds into a full-blown immunity for them where they can violate the First Amendment,” the former Florida attorney general said. “That’s the most important constitutional amendment. In my mind, we have, and the Supreme Court has also ruled on how important the First Amendment is. And what they’re doing, they just can’t get away with and that’s why this case is so important.”
One thing’s for sure, Trump’s lawsuit is most assuredly going to be the talk of the town if it does hit the Supreme Court. And there’s little doubt that it will cause a lot of controversy and lead to all sorts of brand new attacks launched at Trump and those who still support him.
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