Kyle Rittenhouse has apparently decided that it is time for him to become a millionaire, as he has retained the services of Attorney Todd McMurtry. If you recognize that name, it’s because he was the one who turned Nicholas Sandmann into a multi-millionaire through a lawsuit against CNN. And it appears that he will treat Kyle similarly.
In reality, Rittenhouse suffered far worse defamation than Sandmann ever did. Kyle was treated like a serial killer.
It looks that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook will be their first priority. The social media giant Facebook is more at risk than CNN was during the Sandmann era. That’s because they censored anyone who ascribed to Kyle’s actions as self-defense in addition to labeling him a mass murderer.
Didn’t anyone over there double-check their information or watch the videos that were easily accessible? That was meant to be rhetorical. Of course, they were attempting to sway public opinion prior to a trial, but it was unsuccessful.
Kyle’s attorney said,
“Let’s just use for an example, what Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg said about [Rittenhouse]. They said that he was involved in a mass murder incident. This was not a mass murder incident. It was clearly factually false.”
“To call somebody a mass murderer is seriously defamatory. And then to use the power of social media to basically censor any views that would take opposition to that mass murderer statement is a serious effort to destroy his character. And it was seriously mistaken and seriously defamatory.”
“Facebook has an outsized voice, they can do a lot of damage, as compared to somebody maybe who has a small blog with 100 subscribers. But we’re going to look at everything that we have access to and that’s been published, and decide which ones are actionable.”
Now, do I believe that this lawsuit could really end Facebook? No, they have far too much money to be ruined. If CNN can withstand a $250 million lawsuit from Nick Sandmann, then Facebook aka Meta can withstand something similar. Regardless, this lawsuit is going to be massive.