Donald Trump Reconsiders Twitter Lawsuit After Elon Musk’s $44 Billion Acquisition

Donald Trump is reviewing his lawsuit against Twitter in the wake of Elon Musk’s proposed $44 billion takeover of the social media platform the former president is still banned from.

Trump’s attorneys say they will try to sit down with the Tesla titan once he takes full control of Twitter, whose board has agreed to sell him for $54.20 a share in cash.

“When all that happens, we expect to sit down with him (Musk) and talk about the matter, see what we can do,” Trump’s attorney John P Coale said. The Washington Times

Mr Trump was permanently banned from Twitter in the wake of his supporters’ January 6 attack on the US Capitol and for denying the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s election victory. He was also banned by Facebook, now called Meta, and Google’s YouTube.

The one-term president then sued all three tech giants to recover his bills and for unspecified damages.

In the lawsuit, he also called for Section 230 to be declared unconstitutional.

That law, which conservatives have threatened to repeal, allows social media companies to remove posts that are obscene or violate terms of service, as long as they do so in good faith.

The law also exempts the companies from liability for content posted on their platforms by users.

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