The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a pretty sturdy defender of free speech rights online. Therefore, in many ways, it is no surprise that EFF decided to take up a case in which PETA alleges their free speech rights were violated when Texas A&M deleted comments by the group about the university lab’s use of dogs in its muscular dystrophy experiments on Texas A&M’s Facebook page.
According to EFF’s press release the group contends:
The school, the nation’s second-largest public university by student enrollment, won’t publish any post containing the animal rights group’s name, or posts containing at least 11 words, including “cruelty,” “abuse,” “torture,” “lab,” “testing,” and “shut.” The censorship started after PETA began an advocacy campaign against Texas A&M for a medical research lab studying muscular dystrophy in dogs for the purposes of finding a cure for the human version of the disease. The lab breeds golden retrievers to…
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