GA Congressman responds to accusations of Civil Liberties Violations on social media

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson came under recent fire after the American Civil Liberties Union claimed the freshman congressman violated the First Amendment by allegedly "censoring critics' posts on official government Facebook pages."

In a release published on Monday, the ACLU said it sent several letters to Ferguson (R- 3rd) and three law enforcement agencies in Georgia, threatening legal action against all parties for this alleged behavior. 

The Associated Press originally reported The ACLU accused Ferguson of illegally blocked people from commenting on his official Facebook page and deleting posts.

Congressman Ferguson's office said it has since responded to the ACLU's letter, explaining some accounts had been "inadvertently" blocked.

Ferguson's office told says the matter has been resolved, and he preferred not to comment any further on the issue.

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