Former US President Donald Trump has asked a federal judge in Florida to restart his Twitter account.
Trump’s Twitter account was removed by the company back in January, stating that he created a risk of inciting violence.
Arguing that the social media company was “coerced” by members of US Congress to suspend his account, Trump filed a request for a preliminary injunction against Twitter.
The former US-president was banned from Twitter after a mob of his supporters staged a riot at the US Capitol on January 6th.
In Trump’s request, his lawyers said that Twitter “exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to open democratic debate,”.
Having more than 88 million followers on the social media platform, Trump declined to make a comment to Reuters.
In the court filing, Trump made an argument that Twitter allowed the Taliban to tweet regularly about their victories in Afghanistan but had censored him for “misleading information” while claiming that some of his tweets were “glorifying violence”.
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