Yesterday, Tuesday a Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors.
FAN, a Federal Agency of News LLC and its sole shareholder, Evgeniy Zubarev, filled the law suit in federal court in Northern District of California, seeking damages and injunction to prevent Facebook from blocking its account.
FAN’s account was deleted on Facebook in April as it purged pages linked to the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency, which was indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller earlier this year for flooding social media with false information in a bid to sow discord in the run-up to the 2016 US election.
Facebook however, Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment.
According to the complaint, FAN and Zubarev said they were improperly swept up in Facebook’s purge, which took down more than 270 Russian language accounts and pages, according to the complaint.
The company said in the lawsuit, “FAN is an independent, authentic and legitimate news agency which publishes reports that are relevant and of interest to the general public”.
Source : Voanews