Twitter Inc.: The Suspension of Former U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s Twitter Account
On January 6, 2021 insurrectionists rioted at the capitol building in Washington, D.C., claiming they wanted to stop certification of the electoral ballots naming Joseph R. Biden as 46th President of the United States. Investigations by independent news gathering organizations and Twitter, Inc. revealed a purposeful and continuing series of actions on the part of Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States. To assist in restoring order and to prevent further damage, Twitter, Inc. indefinitely suspended Mr. Trump’s Twitter account. A loud, vocal exchange ensued and the rapidly growing California start-up was faced with reputational and legal challenges of several sorts. 10 pp. Case #21-05 (2021).