The decision is a victory for Twitter, which had asked Judge James Donato, of the US District Court for the Northern District of California, to toss out the suit.
“The amended complaint does not plausibly allege a First Amendment claim against Twitter,” the decision said. “Plaintiffs’ first claim is dismissed.” “Donato also threw out Trump’s other claims, such as that Section 230 — the law shielding tech platforms from lawsuits over most user-generated content — is unconstitutional.
Twitter declined to comment on the suit’s dismissal.
Trump could continue to pursue the case, with Donato ruling that he can file an amended complaint, though the ruling also states that Trump will not be permitted to add any new legal claims.