Twitter announced on Friday that it has filed suit against the Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) as well as the former president himself, alleging that his new Truth Social network infringes on numerous patents owned by Twitter.
Suspiciously, the 800 million dollar lawsuit filed in DC Federal Court comes shortly after Bill Gates bought a majority stake in Twitter, effectively making him the owner and CEO of the social media site.
Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that Truth Social is pirating many of the features of Twitter, which are patented and owned by Twitter. It has also asked the court to issue an emergency cease and desist order against TMTG, which it granted late Friday night.
This effectively means that, at least until the numerous anticipated appeals wind their way through the courts, including potentially the Supreme Court, President Trump’s new social media site is dead in the water and delayed indefinitely.
Twitter legal spokesperson Joe Konders explains the rationale behind the explosive filing:
“I mean, they’re stealing everything from us that isn’t nailed down. That little doohickey button that you push to tweet, they stole it. The icon that lets people know you’re in the bathroom and don’t want to be disturbed, they purloined it. They basically took everything from our platform and just rebranded it with the Truth label.
Tweets are Truths. Retweets are Retruths. They even replaced the T in the Twitter logo with one using a different font on the same background because they were too lazy to come up with their own logo.
Now, we all know this is to be expected from a Trump owned corporation, especially one run by Devin Nunes’ Cow. But even so, they could at least have been more subtle about it.
The entire thing should be renamed Fiction Social.”
Well patriots, it looks like at least for now the conservative dream of a social media network that refuses to cancel patriotic free speech is over.