Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt is taking legal action against Facebook in relation to the abrupt shutdown of the New Zealand famous Facebook group – Invercargill Whinge.
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed Sir Tim filed the legal proceedings against Facebook on Tuesday afternoon. The mayor had tried to recover the page from Facebook, however was turned down.
Zuckerberg confirmed the amount he was seeking was $448,000.
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This is a terrible day for Invercargill and the world. Invercargill Whinge brought happiness to everyone and that bloody blinking Zuckerberg decided he would personally remove the group. I would sit at home most nights after a few spots of some dank buds and laugh at all the goings on in the worlds best city. I have a personal beef with Mark and I am going to sue him for close to half a million dollars. If succesful I will make the biggest and best Facebook group Invercargill and the world has ever seen.Sir. Tim Shadbolt – Invercargill Mayor