Facebook…WE ARE A PUBLISHER

RT reports that Facebook has declared it has the right, as a publisher, to exercise its own free speech and bar conservative activist Laura Loomer from its platform.

Even calling her a dangerous extremist is allowed under the First Amendment, because it’s merely an opinion, Facebook claims in its motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Loomer.

But RT says Facebook has entered into a legal trap.

Defining itself as a publisher opens Facebook up to lawsuits for defamation and other liability for the content users publish, something they were previously immunized against. All the lies, personal attacks, and smears launched by users going forward can now be laid at Facebook’s feet. That’s a Pandora’s box they might not want to open, legal analyst and radio host Lionel told RT.

And now, the leftist leaning content platform has redefined itself as a publisher, equipped with a whole new set of rights – but deprived of the security that has kept it safe from legal repercussions.

All I can say is, I hope all parties are ready to lawyer up.

This video from RT will try to explain things…

 

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