Facebook sued by Russian firm linked to election meddling

CNET | 11/20/2018 | Steven Musil
jesse456 (Posted by) Level 3
Click For Photo: https://cnet3.cbsistatic.com/img/1SqITJ2M3l7hcsg3lyI768iKVtQ=/724x407/2018/11/20/02a10218-6ed2-4b4d-8bdd-3d7634b38370/gettyimages-9368268681.jpg

A Russian firm is suing Facebook for blocking its account during a purge of accounts linked to US election meddling efforts.

A Russian company that says it's a legitimate news agency is suing Facebook to have its account restored after the social network blocked the account as part of a crackdown on accounts linked to Russian election meddling efforts.

Tuesday - US - District - Court - Northern

The complained, filed Tuesday in US District Court of Northern California by the Federal Agency of News, claims Facebook blocked the account in April after the social network and US prosecutors linked the site to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian propaganda group linked with Russian efforts to meddle with the 2016 US election.

Facebook said in April in had taken down more than 270 pages and accounts operated by the IRA, a group Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said "repeatedly acted deceptively and tried to manipulate people in the US, Europe, and Russia." In the past few years, governments, propagandists and internet trolls...
(Excerpt) Read more at: CNET
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!