translated from Spanish: Trump asks Florida court to force Twitter to reactivate his account

Former US President Donald Trump, whose Twitter account was suspended in January after the storming of the Capitol by a group of his followers, has asked a Florida state court to force the company to reactivate the profile. According to the former president, Twitter canceled his account due to political pressure from his rivals. Now he has asked that it be reopened temporarily while his lawsuit against the company is resolved, which he has demanded to restore the profile permanently. The application was registered on Friday afternoon. In it, the tycoon’s lawyers have defended that Twitter “exercises a level of power and control of political discourse (…) immeasurable, without historical precedents, and deeply dangerous for open democratic debate,” according to Bloomberg.In addition, they have assured that the company censured Trump during his presidency by cataloging his messages as “dubious information” or indicating that they violated the rules of the platform against incitement to violence. Twitter decided to suspend the account of the then president of the United States, with more than 88 million followers, after on January 6 a group of his followers attacked the Capitol to try to stop the confirmation of Joe Biden’s electoral victory in Congress. Five people were killed in the attack. Donald Trump had used his Twitter profile to repeatedly claim that the election had been rigged, an allegation that has been refuted numerous times and for which he presented no evidence.

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