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Former President Donald Trump will announce a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google and their respective CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai on Wednesday.
Trump, who has historically threatened but not always pursued legal action, is expected to make an announcement at 11 a.m. ET at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club along with two executives from the America First Policy Institute, the pro-Trump organization make group that supports the lawsuits.
The lawsuit, which is due to be filed in federal court in Florida, alleges the tech giants violated the defendants’ rights under the First Amendment, according to a nonprofit press release notified to CNBC ahead of Trump’s statements.
The action against Facebook and Twitter, which Axios first reported on, will be revealed just over a month after Facebook’s decision to uphold Trump’s ban on using the platform until at least January 2023. Trump will also say he’s suing Google.
Twitter, Trump’s favorite social media portal during his tenure, banned him permanently following the January 6th invasion of the Capitol by a mob of his supporters.
A Twitter spokesman did not want to comment on the lawsuit. Facebook and Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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