ALCU Files a Suit on Maine’s Governor Paul LePage Over Facebook Use

Posted by at 12:14 pm on August 10, 2017

Maine’s Governor Paul LePage is being sued for censoring people on his official Facebook page.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has filed a lawsuit against LePage on behalf of two women who say the governor deleted their comments on his Facebook page and blocked them from further commenting.

The facebook page in questin is titled “Paul LePage, Maine’s Governor.” The ACLU claims blocking people who disagree with him “constitutes viewpoint discrimination and government censorship in violation of the US and Maine constitutions.”

The ACLU of Maine sent a letter  (PDF) to LePage  demanding he stop censoring users on his page and restore blocked users.

There is a statement about the matter on Facebook page in question, saying the page is “Paul LePage’s official politician page – not a government page.”

During a quick search on his official state of Maine webpage, we could find a link to his twitter but we did not find one to the Facebook page in question.  Please note this was not an in depth search.

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