Donald Trump has launched a lawsuit against Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Paul Waldman writes:
His complaint against Facebook — presumably prepared by actual lawyers, hard as that may be to believe — claims that it “rises beyond that of a private company to that of a state actor. As such, Defendant is constrained by the First Amendment right to free speech in the censorship decisions it makes regarding its Users.”
It goes on to use the word “unconstitutional” again and again to describe Facebook’s decisions, despite the fact that only government action is or isn’t constitutional.
Waldman writes that the lawsuit won't go anywhere. But, then, it has nothing to do with the law:
What is this suit about? It’s about money, of course. As soon as Trump announced the suit, fundraising texts were blasted out to his supporters.
“President Trump is filing a LAWSUIT against Facebook and Twitter for UNFAIR CENSORSHIP!” they read. “Please contribute IMMEDIATELY to INCREASE your impact by 500% and to get your name on the Donor List President Trump sees!”
Trump has been a grifter all his life. And he knows that, in the United States, a sucker is born every minute. He simply is doing what he has always done -- harvesting the suckers.
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