Jewish activist and Journalist Laura Loomer who was suspended and labeled a ‘dangerous individual’ by Facebook files this $3 Billion defamation lawsuit against the social media giant. Media is mostly silent, nothing said on Fox & Friends or my favorite internet news sites.
Laura Loomer has filed a 3 Billion dollar defamation lawsuit against Facebook. Image credit Getty Images.
Doing a Bing search brought this article up by lawandcrime.com.
Laura Loomer is suing Facebook for alleged defamation after the social media platform banned her on the grounds that she was a “dangerous” individual. Loomer, a self-described nationalist who has elsewhere been described as a far-right activist, provocateur and conspiracy theorist, is being represented by Attorney Larry Klayman in the $3 billion lawsuit.
Klayman had this to say upon filing suit for Ms. Loomer:
“Laura Loomer is an American heroine, who puts principle ahead of her own safety and well being. By calling Ms. Loomer dangerous and banning her from Facebook and its related wholly owned and controlled entity Instagram, the companies have not only maliciously defamed her but in effect issued another Intifada to harm her for criticism of Reps. Omar and Tlaib and their blatant anti-Semitism. Facebook will be made to pay dearly for its actions.”
Another suspended Facebook member labeled as a dangerous individual, Paul Joseph Watson from the UK, is claiming he is receiving death threats, which he says, is OK by Facebook.
Another person targeted by Facebook as a ‘dangerous individual’ because of his beliefs, is receiving death threats.
From summit.news: Watson wrights, Facebook has issued a new policy update saying it’s acceptable to post death threats and incite violence against me, despite this being a crime in the United Kingdom.
A Community Standards update published by Facebook states (emphasis mine); “Do not post: Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) of any target(s) where threat is defined as any of the following:
Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence; or Calls for high-severity violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy.”
Facebook is wonderful technology allowing us to connect to friends and family worldwide, but this is it’s dark-side. Taking political sides and suspending members that do not agree with the companies beliefs is wrong. I wouldn’t be surprised if Watson is the next to file suit. 😉