A different set of rules

Lawyers for former President Trump argued in a court filing submitted Wednesday that Twitter’s service agreement does not apply to him as part of an attempt to get the former president back on the platform.

The filing, which was submitted on behalf of Trump and several others against Twitter and its CEO, argues that the terms of service agreement did not apply to Trump “as the 45th President of the United States.”

The lawsuit claims that Trump “repeatedly used his account to report to the Citizens of the United States on virtually every aspect of Presidential activity” and was used as “a key channel for official communication.” The filing demonstrated that Twitter made clear in its terms of service agreement that it did not apply to government entities if they are unable to control law, jurisdiction or venue clauses.