Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz went on Newsmax to discuss former President Donald Trump announcing a class action lawsuit against Twitter, Facebook, Google, and their CEOs.
Dershowitz said he was asked to be an expert witness in this case and he said he submitted an affidavit for the lawsuit. He also said the lawsuit “will shake things up considerably” and that the case is very complicated and he said he could not offer a prediction on the outcome because of the legal complexities.
Alan said: “As you know, I wrote a book about that exact subject, ‘The Case Against the New Censorship: Protecting Free Speech from Big Tech,’ so I’m deeply involved in this issue, and I was also asked to be an expert witness.
“And I did submit an affidavit for this lawsuit, so I’m not simply an observer.
“This is a very, very important lawsuit. What’s going on with high tech is unacceptable.
“It’s inconsistent with the spirit of free speech that underlies our First Amendment.
“This is a complicated case because, as the president pointed out, and as Pam Bondi pointed out, and as the others pointed out, these are not just ordinary private companies.
“They have special exemption under Section 230, and therefore they partake of some kind of government action, and the courts will have to parse this issue.
“How much of what they do is private? How much of what they do partakes of being public? “What we don’t want is the government telling private companies what they can say and what they can do.
“That would be wrong, but we don’t want these crazy public enormous monopolistic companies to be restricting our free speech.
“The current situation is unacceptable, and this lawsuit I think will shake things up considerably, though I can’t predict in the end how it will come out,” he said.
WATCH NOW: Rob @SchmittNYC interviews former President Donald Trump on his announcement of a class-action suit against Facebook, Google and Twitter.— Newsmax (@newsmax) July 7, 2021
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