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Freedom Watch alleges Facebook, others are censoring content 'for purely political reasons'

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By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018


WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation based in Washington, D.C. alleges that social media companies are using their "position of influence and great market power" to "re-craft the nation into their leftist design," according to a complaint filed in federal court this month.

Freedom Watch Inc., individually and on behalf of those similarly situated, filed a complaint on Aug. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Apple Inc. citing the Sherman Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants have "intentionally and willfully suppressed politically conservative content in order to take down President Donald Trump and his administration with the intent and purpose to have installed leftist government in the nation’s capital and the 50 states." 

As a result, Freedom Watch alleges it and the proposed class have been deprived of its constitutional rights by the defendants "censoring its content for purely political reasons," the suit states.

The plaintiff holds Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Apple Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly conspired to intentionally and willfully to suppress conservative content and refuse to deal with the plaintiff.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for general, actual, compensatory and punitive damages in excess of $1 billion and injunctive relief. It is represented by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch Inc. in Washington, D.C.

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia case number 1:18-cv-02030-TNM

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