On August 30, Freedom Watch filed a massive class action lawsuit against tech giants Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Apple claiming the companies conspired by entering into an explicit or tacit agreement, in parallel to each other, to restrain trade in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act, which states, “Every contract, combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, is declared to be illegal.”
According to Freedom Watch:
Specifically, the class action complaint alleges that the intent and effect of this agreement in restraint of trade is to quash and/or limit advocacy by conservative and pro-Trump public interest groups, advocates and others to further the leftist anti-conservative agendas of these social media giants and to help bring down the Trump presidency and nullify the vote of the millions of citizens who voted for the president. These alleged illegal and anticompetitive actions are an integral part of the so-called “resistance” to remove President Trump and install a leftist government over the 50 states.
The lawsuit states that “the members of the class are so numerous that joinder of all its members is impossible.”
“There are likely to be hundreds or more class members in the United States and worldwide. Furthermore, common questions of fact and law exist as to all class members, including, but not limited to, whether Defendants are engaging in illegal suppression and censorship of politically conservative content,” the lawsuit adds.
According to Freedom Watch, this is the first lawsuit of its kind, adding that it comes “in the wake of mounting proof that the social media giants are illegally restricting free speech of conservatives, and to the contrary furthering and promoting free speech from leftist sources such as CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post and others…”
“Our inert and compromised Attorney General Jeff Sessions is unwilling to take strong action through his Antitrust Division as he has become the darling of the left given his refusal to prosecute Hillary Clinton, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, prominent Democrats and others who are alleged to have committed crimes, while at the same time giving Robert Mueller carte blanche to proceed with his ‘witch hunt,'” Klayman said.
“The job now falls to Freedom Watch to right this discrimination against conservatives by the social media giants. That our complaint asks for injunctive relief and in excess of a billion dollars in damages, including punitive damages, pales in comparison to what the Commission of the European Union has already levied against such social media giants such as Google for their alleged ruthless tactics in stifling competition.”
In addition to the $1 billion in punitive damages, the lawsuit asks the court to prevent big social media outlets from discriminating and censoring conservative content.
“When companies move in tandem in parallel fashion that do the same thing that can be restraint of trade. So we believe there’s an actual agreement between these leftist owned media giants like Google, Twitter, YouTube etc.,” Klayman told Fox Business earlier this month.
Here’s video of his appearance:
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