Tuscaloosa, AL asked in Civil Rights for Alabama

Q: Can I sue Facebook for violating my civil rights specifically for violating my freedom of speech? Not first time they

I made a comment about our government leaving K9’s in Afghanistan. Military k9’s. My comment was “ it would be more humane to have put a bullet in their head than leave them to starve or be tortured by Isis. “

They banned me stating I was promoting hate or violence?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: Because Facebook is not a government entity they cannot violate your first amendment right to freedom of speech. You can make an internal appeal with Facebook to argue your post did not violate their policies. They use computer bots to monitor content, but often on an appeal a human doing the review will find a different result.

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