Facebook Censoring Russian Site By Deleting Page, Suit Says

By Bonnie Eslinger (November 20, 2018, 11:16 PM EST) -- A Russia-based website sued Facebook in California federal court on Tuesday, claiming it is a legitimate news agency wrongly caught in the social media giant's fake news net.

The suit filed by the Federal Agency of News LLC says that by banning its account, Facebook is engaging in "content based restrictions of free speech."

The litigation follows in the wake of charges announced by federal prosecutors last month against a FAN accountant who allegedly helped a Moscow-based group called the Internet Research Agency use fake social media accounts to sow discord in the U.S. ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The...

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