Laura Loomer has retained Larry Klayman as her legal counsel and is suing Facebook for 3 BILLION Dollars.
Yes, that’s 3 BILLION.
On Tuesday, Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch and a former federal prosecutor announced the filing of a defamation lawsuit by conservative investigative journalist Laura Loomer against Facebook. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Case No. 9:19-cv-80893), alleges that Facebook and its wholly owned sister company Instagram, in banning Ms. Loomer from the social media sites, maliciously defamed her by publishing that she is a “dangerous individual” and a domestic Jewish terrorist.
On May 2, 2019, Facebook banned Loomer from Facebook and Instagram. At the time of the ban, Loomer had nearly 100,000 followers on Facebook, and over 120,000 on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.
The banning of Loomer, along with several other high profile conservatives sparked international outrage, as users wondered how Facebook could claim that Loomer and others were more “dangerous” than terrorist groups like ANTIFA and ISIS, which have accounts on Facebook and Instagram.
Klayman had this to say upon filing suit for Ms. Loomer:
“Laura Loomer is an American heroine, who puts principle ahead of her own safety and well being. By calling Ms. Loomer dangerous and banning her from Facebook and its related wholly owned and controlled entity Instagram, the companies have not only maliciously defamed her but in effect issued another Intifada to harm her for criticism of Reps. Omar and Tlaib and their blatant anti-Semitism. This will not stand and Facebook will be made to pay dearly for its actions.”
Read the rest at LauraLoomer.com
Freedomwatch has the video of the presser:
Seriously, 3 Billion Dollars?
Does she actually think she can be awarded that amount?
Maybe she is shooting high for a reason.
If she aims high, any settlement could be quite substantial.
Law & Crime has this report:
Laura Loomer is suing Facebook for alleged defamation after the social media platform banned her on the grounds that she was a “dangerous” individual. Loomer, a self-described nationalist who has elsewhere been described as a far-right activist, provocateur and conspiracy theorist, is being represented by Larry Klayman in the $3 billion lawsuit.
According to the lawsuit, when Loomer was banned by Facebook on May 2 — along with Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopolous, and more — Facebook said it has “always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology.”
“The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today,” the statement continued.
The lawsuit said that Facebook’s community standards on “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations” are defined as “organizations or individuals involved in the following: Terrorist activity, Organized hate, Mass or serial murder, Human trafficking, [or] Organized violence or criminal activity.”
Loomer and her defense attorney said that she doesn’t “come close” to meeting that definition.
“Ms. Loomer does not fall, or come close to falling, within any of the defined groups set forth by Defendant Facebook,” the lawsuit said. “Ms. Loomer has never once advocated violence against any person or group of persons.”
Instead of a dangerous person, the lawsuit continued, Loomer is an “investigative journalist” who is “simply a conservative, Jewish woman who has used social media to call out anti-Semitism and violence against homosexuals, while expressing her political views and opinions.”
An example of Loomer’s social media activity that the lawsuit highlighted:
In a press release, Loomer’s attorney Larry Klayman described Loomer as “an American heroine, who puts principle ahead of her own safety and well being.”
Read the rest of Law & Crime’s report here…
Laura Loomer has certainly been a poster child for conservative censorship by social media. She’s banned pretty well everywhere.
She announced recently that she’s running for congress.
Hopefully she will break new ground with this $3 Billion lawsuit or maybe start breaking down some barriers in congress.
Both results seem somewhat doubtful, but we can hope.
Once again it seems that Larry Klayman might have bitten off a bit more than he can chew.
But if he keeps swinging, Larry may someday hit the second “shot heard round the world.”
(Ed. ~ If successful, this could open the floodgates to a whole slew of lawsuits against the social media giant…)
Cross-posted with DC Clothesline
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