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Former President Donald Trump is suing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for violating his constitutional rights to freedom of speech.

Trump's lawsuit accused big tech of banning him from Twitter and Facebook after his supporters attended his rally in the nation's capitol on January 6, 2021.

After the rally ended, a small faction of Trump's supporters broke away and headed over to the Capitol building where Washington DC police let them inside.

Trump's attorneys argued that Dorsey and Zuckerberg violated his First Amendment right to free speech in "illegal, unconstitutional censorship."

"We're demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well," Mr. Trump said on Wednesday. "I am confident that we will achieve a historic victory for American freedom and at the same time freedom of speech."