Judge dismisses Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter over ban

The decision is a victory for Twitter, which asked Judge James Donato, of the US District Court for the Northern District of California, to dismiss the lawsuit.

In his dismissal of Trump’s case, Donato asserted that Twitter was not acting as an agent of the US government – as Trump claimed – when it was close his account Thus, he was not violating Trump’s First Amendment rights to free speech.

“The amended complaint does not reasonably allege the First Amendment’s claim against Twitter,” the decision said. “The plaintiffs’ first claim was denied.” Donato also got rid of Trump’s other allegations, such as that section 230 – the law that protects tech platforms from lawsuits related to most user-generated content – unconstitutional.

Twitter declined to comment on the dismissal of the lawsuit.

Trump can continue to pursue the case, with Donato ruling that he can file an amended complaint, though the ruling also states that Trump will not be allowed to add any new legal claims.

Since Trump filed the lawsuit, billionaire Elon Musk has done He sought to buy Twitter for $44 billion. Musk said he wanted to Restoration of “freedom of speech” to the podium and conservatives believe Trump can be brought back under Musk’s ownership of the podium. Trump said he will not return to Twitter even if his account is restored, highlighting his new social media project, Truth Social.