SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California state senator is criticizing Facebook for refusing to remove a video of an anti-vaccine protester shoving him in the back.
Democratic Sen. Richard Pan said in a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday that Facebook is “deliberately giving a platform to violence.” He says he worries the video will incite others to violent acts.READ MORE: Authorities: Suspect In Walnut Creek Nordstrom Smash-And-Grab Out On Bail; 2nd Suspect Appears In Court
Representatives for Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Pan has authored several bills that seek to limit exemptions for child vaccinations that have prompted protests.READ MORE: Housing Shortage: Inventory Of Single-Family Homes In Santa Clara County Reach Record Low, Realtors Say
On Wednesday, 54-year-old Kenneth Austin Bennett filmed his confrontation with Pan on the sidewalk near the state Capitol. The video shows Bennett shoving Pan in the back.
The Sacramento Police Department cited Bennet for misdemeanor assault and released him.MORE NEWS: Theranos Trial: Tears Flow As Elizabeth Holmes Talks Of Fractured Love Affair With Sunny Balwani
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