Bloomberg Law
Nov. 12, 2019, 9:15 PM

Facebook Sued for ‘Censoring’ Posts Naming Trump Whistle-Blower

Peter Blumberg
Peter Blumberg
Bloomberg News

Facebook Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of censorship by a user who says the company hasn’t explained to him why it deleted three of his posts that named “the alleged Ukraine whistle-blower” who kicked off the presidential impeachment inquiry.

Connecticut law school student Cameron Atkinson says he wanted to test whether the social network was blocking posts that mentioned the identity ascribed to the whistle-blower by conservative media outlets. So he called the whistle-blower a “hero” in one post and a “dirty rat” in another -- and said in a third post that he has “conflicting thoughts” about naming ...

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