Reprinted with permission from Alternet
Donald Trump, the former president, on Wednesday announced what he described as a class action lawsuit against "Big Tech," specifically Facebook, Twitter, and Google, and their CEOs as well. Trump for about 50 minutes ranted and railed about having been banned from the social media platforms, along with numerous other grievances.
Trump, his team, and the group supporting him, America First Policy Institute, are essentially claiming Trump's First Amendment rights were violated when he was banned from the two social media platforms, and because they have protection under federal law known as Section 230, they are an arm of the government, which experts say is false.
Legal experts are responding negatively to both the lawsuit itself and the attorneys who filed it.
Sam Brunson, Georgia Reithal Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago, mocks their AOL email addresses and calls them "not competent."
He also calls the lawsuit a "LOLsuit."
Commercial, trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret litigation attorney Akiva Cohen calls the attorneys a "clown show."
And also mocks them for having AOL email addresses, among other things.
University of Michigan law professor, NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst, former US Attorney:
Brad Heath, DC reporter for Reuters on crime and justice:
Preston Byrne, partner at Anderson Kill Law Firm, Fellow at Adam Smith Institute: