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Trump versus Big Tech – it won’t be pretty

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IN a previous article I promised to keep an eye on a developing US court case in which Dr Shiva Ayyadurai, having discovered an apparent link between Twitter and the US government, alleged that the administration was illegally infringing on the First Amendment’s protection of free speech by using Twitter as its proxy. 

Events have taken an unexpected turn in that former President Trump has launched a class-action lawsuit against not only Twitter, but also Facebook and Google and their CEOs for their partisan censorship behaviour. He has been hinting at a substantial social media announcement, and the launch of free speech messenger GETTR (a contraction of Get Together, apparently) on Independence Day appeared to fit the bill. However, the showman has pulled a rabbit from his hat, announcing hot on GETTR’s heels that a legal action will be launched against Big Tech with himself as the lead plaintiff. A class-action suit is an invitation for every Trump supporter with a grievance against the tech oligarchs to pile on. That’s a cohort of around 80million angry souls, which could get mortally expensive for the defendants, given the involvement of Big Tobacco-chewing legal talent that Trump claims to have on board.

In his press statement Trump, like Ayyadurai, alleges that the technology companies are acting in collusion with government, which puts them in great jeopardy. Until now these companies have claimed that, being commercial entities, they have the right to abridge speech that they deem unacceptable. Ayyadurai’s earlier revelations may have shown the way to unravel the corruption that is the secretive public/private partnership behind suppression of dissent by conservatives and Christians in the virtual world. Free speech in America is totemic as nowhere else in the world, and government suppression of same by proxy will not stand. Trump has let it be known that he doesn’t expect to settle this action out of court. He means to slay some giants.

As for the sitting administration, this attack on its apologists has come at a bad time. Audits of the 2020 election in several swing states, Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania, could end up revealing that it is a cuckoo in the nest. Its reputation in government is in tatters as the economy suffers under its policies. Its leaders, Biden and Harris, are increasingly held in contempt for their mismanagement of the southern border, law and order in the major cities and international relations.

The public laundering of dirty washing may also bring to mainstream attention how the CIA funding arm, In-Q-Tel, has had deep ties to the tech giants since their inception. Shining a light on that dark corner would certainly be a swamp-draining dividend. This case has the potential to injure the Democrats, Big Tech and the deep state. To strike those three jailbirds with one stone would be fabled marksmanship indeed.

One of Trump’s greatest assets is that people underestimate him. It’s remarkable, given his string of victories against overwhelming odds, that he is still scoffed at as if he were merely a lucky clown. Although Trump retreated quietly from the presidency to howls of his supporters’ dismay, I’d say his withdrawal was strategic. The American people had to be red-pilled by a blatant assault on the integrity of their elections, giving them a non-partisan reason to repudiate the corrupt entities in Washington. While Biden napped, Trump worked extremely hard not just to win the presidency, but by such a large margin that the cheating necessary to defeat him could not be concealed. In attempting to do so with censorship the opposition has left a vulnerable flank which Trump will now attack ruthlessly. The man is no fool.

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Pseudonym de Plume has a background in psychology and academic research.

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