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Texas A&M settles lawsuit claiming school hid Facebook posts


February 2, 2020

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University won't create filters on Facebook that target animal rights activists under a lawsuit settlement that ends another court case surrounding the First Amendment in the age of social media.

Texas A&M, one of the nation's largest public universities with more than 65,000 students, was sued in 2018 by People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals over claims the school used filters on Facebook to hide comments containing words such as "dog," "abuse" and "testing." For years, PETA has protested medical research on dogs at Texas A&M.

The school a...

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