Twitter sues Texas Attorney General for alleged retaliating the platform for banning Donald trump
Twitter has filed a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General, who allegedly attempted to get back at the platform for banning former president Donald Trump.
The days after the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, Texas AG Ken Paxton announced an investigation into Twitter and other major tech companies for "the president's seemingly coordinated de-platforming." And now Twitter is firing back.
On Monday, Twitter filed a federal lawsuit against Paxton for he allegedly wants to retaliate it for perpetually banning ex-President because it was allegedly protecting free speech.
“Paxton made clear that he will use the full weight of his office, including his expansive investigatory powers, to retaliate against Twitter for having made editorial decisions with which he disagrees,” lawyers for the company wrote in the suit filed in a Northern California court.
Spokespersons for Paxton's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday evening.