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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:28 AM

Rep. Peter King vows to fight threatened lawsuit over blocked Facebook users

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) said he is prepared to fight a possible free speech lawsuit threatened Wednesday by a civil liberties group on behalf of about 70 Facebook users who have been blocked from posting on the congressman's campaign page.

“I’m on 100 percent solid legal ground. That Facebook account is political. It is paid for by my campaign committee. It’s the same as having people write negative comments on a campaign brochure and sending that out," King said. “They can get their own Facebook account and attack me, rather than me paying for it.”

In a letter Wednesday to King, officials of the New York Civil Liberties Union said they would take legal action if the Facebook users were not added and allowed to post comments to King's page by May 3.

The NYCLU argues that, similar to a federal lawsuit filed by seven Twitter users blocked by President Donald Trump, King’s Facebook page constitutes a public forum because he uses it to make announcements, weigh in on policy issues and correspond with constituents.

Read more: https://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/spin-cycle/rep-peter-king-facebook-nyclu-1.30196890

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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:29 AM

1. It is not public, it is a members only club. Let's NY tax the shit outta it.

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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:33 AM

2. Yeah, well ... it is Peter King, after all.

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