In the past few days, the social media accounts of US President Donald Trump, as well as those of many of his White House staff were “suspended indefinitely.” The social media platform’s shocking — though not very surprising — ban on Trump left many wondering, “isn’t there free speech in America?”, “How can the leader of the Free World himself be stripped of free speech, so easily?”

This article examines the legal aspects and the potential political consequences that this unprecedented event may entail.

Indeed, according to the First Amendment to the US Constitution, “[the United States] Congress shall make…

Alex Z

First-year college student at Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University. Loves writing articles in English, Français, 中文 whenever he has free time. Sapere aude!

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