Freedom Watch and conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer asked the full DC Circuit to revive their lawsuit claiming Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter conspired to suppress conservative views online, after a three-judge panel rejected the case, reported Bloomberg Law.
“Social media has evolved to the primary driver of culture and speech,” they say in a rehearing petition filed Monday. “The law must evolve to keep up.”
The antitrust suit by Loomer and Freedom Watch accuses the four social media giants of colluding against them after Loomer said Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) favors Sharia law and called her “anti-Jewish.”
In May a federal appeals court rejected claims that tech giants Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Alphabet’s Google conspired to suppress conservative views online.
The US Court of Appeals in Washington had affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit by the nonprofit group Freedom Watch and the right-wing YouTube personality Laura Loomer, who accused the companies of violating antitrust laws and the First Amendment in a coordinated political plot.