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A federal judge dismisses Trump’s lawsuit seeking to reinstate his Twitter account.

A federal judge in San Francisco on Friday dismissed former President Donald J. Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter over the social media company’s decision to bar him from its platform permanently after the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol.

The judge, James Donato of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, wrote that he was not persuaded that Twitter had infringed on Mr. Trump’s free speech rights when it shut down his account on Jan. 8, 2021, two days after a mob spurred by Mr. Trump’s “stop the steal” lies stormed the Capitol in hopes of overturning the presidential election results.

At the time, the tech giant said that Mr. Trump had violated its rules against glorifying violence with two tweets, including one praising his supporters as “patriots.” The decision stripped Mr. Trump of his favorite megaphone: He had used Twitter to lob insults and grievances and had amassed more than 88 million followers.

In his lawsuit against Twitter, Mr. Trump had asserted that the San Francisco-based company had been pandering to liberal Democrats by barring him from its platform and had sought to silence contradictory viewpoints.

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