Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Federal District Judge Dismisses Russian Free-Speech Challenge To Facebook's Shutdown of Its Account

Federal District Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Federal Agency of News (FAN) against Facebook for shutting down its account. 

FAN argued that Facebook was interfering with its free-speech rights. Judge Koh ruled that Facebook is not a state actor, and thus not subject to the First Amendment. However, she noted that the dismissal was without prejudice. More here from the Daily Beast.

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