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Michigan Attorney Sues Facebook Over Lost Primary, Just Wants an Apology

Majed MoughniMichigan attorney Majed Moughni challenged John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress, in the Republican primary last year, but ended up coming in fourth. Moughni isn't satisfied to let that be the end of the story, however. Some seven months after his loss, Moughni has filed suit against Facebook, claiming that social network may have cost him the election when it unceremoniously suspended his account for "suspicious or anomalous behavior." The would-be politician believes his account was suspended because of complaints from Dingell supporters, after Moughni criticized Dingell's plan to draft a resolution that would overturn a bad call that allegedly cost Detroit Tiger's pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game.

But Moughni isn't seeking financial restitution. He says he only wants an apology and an explanation from Facebook. At the time that his Facebook page was pulled, however, Moughni had only 1,600 friends. At the same point in time, Dingell had roughly 6,000. Is Moughni simply looking for a way to excuse his poor showing? Trying to unseat one of the most entrenched incumbents in the country is a daunting task, and the Facebook numbers show that Moughni was nowhere near as popular as his opponent. If the challenger truly thought that Facebook had cost him the election, we wonder why it took so long for him to raise the issue. If you ask us, it just seems like a publicity stunt from a sore loser.

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