Judge tosses lawsuit about comment on Facebook – Waterbury Republican-American


By Bruno Matarazzo Jr.

Like most Facebook discussions involving politics, it descended quickly into name calling. Unlike most Facebook posts, it ended with a lawsuit.

Nine days after the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day in 2020, the first selectmen in Southbury and Middlebury and the school district superintendent issued a joint message calling for unity and creating a climate of “respect and value.”

More than 300 comments later, there were accusations of racism from both sides and in one lengthy exchange, one person called another commenter, Sean Murphy, a white supremacist and racist.(Read More)