The not-for-profit organization Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) has sued because of a decree by US President Donald Trump on the regulation of social networks.
This is stated in the press release of the organization.
The report said the CDT filed a lawsuit in connection with the fact that President Trump’s actions “constitute a direct attack on freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment.”
They believe that the government of the country represented by the president cannot and should not force Internet intermediaries, as in this case social networks, to “moderate opinions in accordance with the president’s whims”.
The CDT hopes that Trump’s decree will still be blocked, as it is crucial for protecting freedom of speech and continuing important work to ensure the fairness of the 2020 elections.
The interests of the CDT in court will be represented by the law firm Mayer Brown.
It is worth noting that among the sponsors of the CDT are Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter and others.