Sunday, February 14, 2016

We are on course to file our case against Facebook Ireland in the European Small Claims Court on Tuesday before their sixth block is lifted



We are well on course to have our claim against Facebook Ireland lodged with the European Small Claims Court before this sixth block expires on Tuesday night. This is paragraph 37(iii) of Declan's updated complaint to the United Nations under Article 19 (freedom of expression) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that he is putting the finishing touches to.

HEAVEY v. THE UNITED KINGDOM

COMMUNICATION SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION UNDER
THE FIRST OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE
INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

Paragraph 37(iii) of Declan's updated complaint to the United Nations

In a letter dated 22 December 2015, the Applicant's local MP, Shadow Home Office Minister Lyn Brown, stated that she had written to the managing director of Facebook UK seeking an explanation for why Facebook had twice blocked the Applicant's wife from posting to groups and removed all her postings to groups since 2010 (1-4 December and 5-7 December 2015). The Applicant had already issued a European Small Claims Court letter before claim to Facebook Ireland, the entity with which users based outside the USA and Canada have a contractual relationship. Despite the strength of both of these letters, Facebook has subsequently four times blocked the Applicant's wife from posting to groups (6-9 January, 12-15 January, 20-22 January and 13-16 February 2016) and twice removed all her postings to groups since 2010 (6-9 January, 12-15 January 2016), each again without any stated reason or cause.

This is what Shadow Home Office Minister Lyn Brown says she wrote to Facebook UK on our behalf last December:

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But in fact it is the secretive censors in Facebook's European HQ in Dublin who decide what is - and what isn't. This is Declan's pre-action letter to Facebook Ireland well over 40 days ago and to which we have not received a reply:

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