Twitter is suing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for retaliation.
The social media company says that Paxton used his office to retaliate against it for banning former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
Paxton started an investigation into Twitter and four other major technology companies for what he called “the seemingly coordinated de-platforming of the President.”
“Paxton made clear that he will use the full weight of his office, including his expansive investigatory powers, to retaliate against Twitter for having made editorial decisions with which he disagrees,” lawyers for Twitter said in a lawsuit.
In December, Paxton and 10 other attorney generals sued Google for allegedly running an illegal digital-advertising monopoly with Facebook.
Paxton is facing his own legal challenges. He is being investigated for using his office to benefit a wealthy benefactor. He is also awaiting trial for securities fraud, according to the Associated Press.