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Facebook’s adventures in content moderation continue with a defamation lawsuit from a Los Angeles-based social media and e-commerce company that argues Facebook falsely labeled its channels as state-controlled media with ties to Russia.

In a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California,  Maffick LLC argues that Facebook threatened to shut down its three channels on the platform unless it posted a disclosure on all its accounts that Mafflick is “a brand of Maffick Media, which is owned and operated by Ruptly GmbH, a subsidiary of RT news,” a Russian controlled news outlet. The complaint was surfaced on Law.com’s Legal Radar.

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Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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