Facebook, Twitter, President Biden, the Department of Health and Human Services and other defendants were hit with a civil rights lawsuit Tuesday in California Southern District Court over social media posts related to COVID-19. The lawsuit was filed by Tyler & Bursch and Liberty Justice Center on behalf of Justin Hart, whose Facebook account was suspended and Twitter account locked per the platforms’ policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19. Hart contends that the federal government has been colluding with the social media giants to target and silence dissenting views. Counsel have not yet appeared for the defendants. The case is 3:21-cv-01543, Hart v. Facebook, Inc. et al.
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