‘Falsely’ presents itself as neutral but acts as a ‘Soviet telephone operator’
By Bob Unruh – WND
A candidate for Congress from Virginia has filed a lawsuit against Facebook charging the web giant with fraud, deceptive trade practices, breach of contract and more.
And the lawsuit specifically explains how Section 230 of federal law doesn’t provide any protection for Mark Zuckerberg and his corporation because to be protected, the company must have acted in “good faith,” which it hasn’t.
The case was filed by lawyer Jon Moseley on behalf of Chief Petty Officer Jarome Bell, U.S. Navy Ret., who was a Republican candidate for Congress from Virginia’s Second Congressional District.
Bell alleges the company lures people into becoming users, and the rules of the company establish a contract. But then the company fails to provide what it has promised, “Facebook presents itself falsely as a neutral communications service in which users can talk to each other when recruiting users but then commits a ‘bait and switch’ and in fact conducts itself as a Soviet telephone operator interrupting a phone call, allowing only ideas Mark Zuckerberg wants to propagate to be distributed,” the filing charges.
That alone violates “the California Deceptive Trade Practices Act and California’s Implied Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing.”
That fraud, then, “invalidates Facebook’s ability to claim Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996” because “Facebook’s actions are at all times manifestly in bad faith, not in the good faith required under Section 230.”
The complaint continued, “The ultimately creepy behavior of Facebook is incompatible with its promise: To allow we the users to talk to each other just as with the telephone company.”
The company, in fact, specifically promises that it “helps you connect and share with the people in your life.” Full article at WND
Another far, far, far left and therefore not trustworthy org.: