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In a scathing attack on the social media mogul during an interview with Fox News, Donald Trump hammered Mr. Zuckerberg for his behavior in person as opposed to the way he treated him in the public sphere as he is suing Mr. Zuckerberg and Facebook, as well as Twitter and Google and their CEOs with a class action suit for alleged censorship.
Speaking to Fox News host Greg Gutfield, Mr Trump hammered social media companies for their treatment of him after he was banned from Twitter and his online presence taken away.
He slammed: “We’re chasing Twitter, Facebook, Google – we’re chasing them all!
“A class action suit, anyone who wants to join, please join – don’t hesitate!
“I think it’s a great trial!”
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But in a vitriolic attack, he criticized how “these people are sick” before launching a furious tirade against Mr. Zuckerberg.
Trump said, “You know Zuckerberg was coming to the White House to kiss me **!
“Oh that’s sweet, I have the Facebook manager coming over with his lovely wife and they’re coming to have dinner with me at the White House!”
But he claimed that despite the alleged banter over dinner, Mr. Zuckerberg would turn around in his behavior towards Trump and the Republicans.
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He added, “And then you see what they do about me and the Republicans and it’s kinda crazy, but that’s the way the world works.”
Mr Trump then took aim at Twitter after his ban from the social media platform after instigating the deadly riots which saw thousands of Trump protesters storm the United States Capitol in Washington DC after being encouraged by Mr. Trump to demonstrate against the government.
He said that despite “a lot of people” thinking Twitter was bad for him, he disagreed.
The former president said, “Twitter has become a very boring place. I don’t mean to brag or anything, but people say it’s gotten really boring.
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He said: “When I took to Twitter 12 years ago, Twitter was a failed operation …
“And it became a success and a lot of people said that I had a lot to do with it! “
The lawsuit has been criticized by legal experts who accused Mr. Trump of filing a lawsuit for media attention but failing to defend the claims in court.
His argument for violating free speech has also been questioned by experts, as the companies he sues have the same First Amendment protections in determining the content of their sites.