A federal judge in San Francisco on Friday dismissed former President Donald J. Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter over the social media company’s decision to permanently ban him from its platform after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

The judge, James Donato of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, wrote that he was not convinced that Twitter had violated Mr. Trump’s freedom of speech when it compromised his account on January 8, 2021, two days later. , had closed. after a mob, spurred on by Trump’s “stop the steal” lies, stormed the Capitol in hopes of nullifying the results of the presidential election.

At the time, the tech giant said Mr Trump had violated his rules against glorifying violence with two tweets, including one praising his supporters as “patriots.” The decision stripped Mr. Trump of his favorite megaphone: He had used Twitter to spread insults and grievances and had amassed more than 88 million followers.

In his lawsuit against Twitter, Mr. Trump had alleged that the San Francisco-based company had conceded to liberal Democrats by banning him from its platform and attempted to silence conflicting views.

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