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Trump drags Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to court over ban

Donald Trump, a former president of the United States, has filed a suit against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube over what he called wrongfully censorship.
According to the former President, the trio of the social media giants wrongfully censored himself and other conservatives.
Trump disclosed the lawsuit during a press conference in New Jersey on Wednesday.
Speaking on the nature of his ban across those social networking platforms, Trump demanded that the CEO’s of the platforms desist from “silencing” and “blacklisting” his posts.
He said: “We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well.”
Meanwhile, experts maintained that social media platforms have the authority to regulate activities of users in ensuring policies are not violated.
Experts, therefore, posit that Trump’s lawsuit might come failing in the end, citing Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, where social media platforms were allowed to moderate their services by removing posts that, for instance, are obscene or violate the services’ own standards, so long as they are acting in “good faith.”

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Ridwan Adelaja

Venture analyst focusing on African tech startups, founders and the Big Five ventures: Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google and Microsoft.

He also takes time out to showcase amazing African thought leaders. Before coming to maintain his spotlight column on Quillcastle Nigeria, he anchored Youngfrica TV Show on CBA TV during his stay in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

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