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Ares Armor Suing San Diego Sheriff’s Department

Ares CEO is suing the San Diego Sheriff’s Department because he was banned from their Facebook page.

Facebook and the 1st Amendment: When a government entity exerts dominion over a particular space
and then designates that particular space as a public forum they cannot arbitrarily violate people’s right
to free speech in that space.

  1. Facebook is a private entity and therefore they can arbitrarily censor if they so choose.
  2. An individual user of Facebook is a private person and can arbitrarily censor their own page if
    they so choose.
  3. A government entity that uses tax dollars to set up and maintain a Facebook page as a
    designated public forum cannot use more tax dollars to then violate the 1st amendment rights of
    speakers in that designated public forum through arbitrary censorship.


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