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Facebook sued by news media outlet over 'Russia state-controlled' label

Mashable 30 Jul 2020 04:06
An online news media company has filed a lawsuit against Facebook over the social network labeling it
An online news media company has filed a lawsuit against Facebook over the social network labeling it "Russia state-controlled."
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An online media company identified as “Russia state-controlled” on Facebook is now suing the social network over that very label.

Maffick LLC has filed a lawsuit against Facebook over the foreign-controlled label that the social media giant puts on all of its pages and posts. Maffick runs popular Facebook Pages and Instagram accounts for online news media outlets such as In the NOW, Waste-Ed, and Soapbox. 

You’ve probably come across Maffick’s Facebook page for “In the NOW.” With nearly 5 million followers on the social media platform, In the NOW’s video content is regularly shared on Facebook. 

A screenshot of the label placed on Maffick LLC's Facebook content.

A screenshot of the label placed on Maffick LLC's Facebook content.

Image: screenshot: matt binder / mashable

However, one thing you may or may not have noticed is that all of In the NOW’s content comes packaged with a very unique label: “Russia state-controlled media.” 

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