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The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine today announced that it is suing Maine Gov. Paul LePage for deleting comments from his official Facebook page that disagree with his viewpoints. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of two women who say they’ve had their accounts blocked from further commenting on Gov. LePage’s profile, claim the act is a form of censorship and violates the country’s free speech protections.

The ACLU of Maine originally sent a formal complaint letter to Gov. LePage on July 24th, but did not hear a response before filing today’s lawsuit in the state’s US district court. The plaintiffs claim the governor’s Facebook page is used as an official social media venue for sharing information and conducting state business, which…

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