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James Gunn Explains Why Banning Donald Trump From Twitter Is Not Restrict The Right To Free Speech

James Gunn Explains Why Banning Donald Trump From Twitter Is Not Restrict The Right To Free Speech

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn responded to an internet user who supported that banning Donald Trump from Twitter is restrict the right to free speech.

After the US Capitol building was attacked by Donald Trump supporters on Wednesday, Trump’s social media accounts and his top appeal to his fans, his Twitter account, were permanently suspended.

Trump supporters have claimed that this is a restriction on freedom of expression. Others have argued that Trump’s lies, which provoked the public, were not to spread any further.

James Gunn posted a series of tweets explaining that Donald Trump’s banning from Twitter is not a restriction on the right to freedom of speech.

Here’s what James Gunn said:

“Saying @Twitter owes you a platform is the same as saying you’re owed a television show on ABC. They are here to keep their users happy & to gain advertisers for their business. If you are a hindrance to that goal, they have the right to ban you. This is not a free speech issue.”

Gun went on and said that Twitter has its own rules, just like the constitution, and that it is quite normal for people who do not follow these rules to be punished or suspended. He said:

“1st Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Govt for a redress of grievances.

Btw Twitter has their own Constitution of sorts, which is their TOS, which we’ve all agreed to before coming on their platform. By Twitter’s own admission they have, for years, banned thousands of others for things Trump has done. They’ve kept him on solely because he’s President.”

A Twitter user said James Gunn’s testimony was the stupidest thing he’d heard, and Twitter and Facebook said it was the way most people exercise freedom of expression.

James Gunn replied to the Twitter user and said the government gave freedom of speech by not arresting Donald Trump. He also said that only 14 percent of Americans use Twitter and that the definition of the Twitter user’s saying is weird.

Here’s what he said:

“Most people exhibit free speech by conversing with one another, or making a speech; and the government allows free speech by not arresting them for it. That’s what free speech is. Also, only 14% of Americans or so are on Twitter, so that’s a weird definition of ‘most.'”

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