Trump’s Social Media Company Files $3 Billion Defamation Lawsuit

  • Former President Donald Trump’s social media company is seeking $3.78 billion in damages in a defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post for publishing “an egregious hit piece” earlier this month that accused the company of securities fraud and other wrongdoings.
  • Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), the owner of Truth Social, filed the lawsuit on Saturday in a Sarasota County, Florida state courthouse, which accuses The Post’s article of causing an “enormous” loss that created an “existential threat” to the social media platform.
  • “WaPo has been on a years-long crusade against TMTG characterized by the concealment of relevant information in its possession—a bitterly ironic truth for a publication whose motto is ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness,’” the lawsuit reads.