National Press Club Press Freedom Team Hold Press Conference on FTC Complaint Against Facebook

WASHINGTON, October 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Topical Notice:

Who: Andy Parker, the father of the former WDBJ-TV reporter (Roanoke) Alison parker and lawyers from the Georgetown Law Clinic.

What: Press conference to discuss a recently filed Federal Trade Commission complaint against Facebook on behalf of Parker. The complaint was filed by the Georgetown Law Center, which represents Mr. Parker on a voluntary basis. The press conference is hosted by the National Press Club Press Freedom Team.

When: Tuesday, October 12 To 11:00

Where: National Press Club, 529 14e Street NW 13e Ground, Washington DC, 20045


Andy Parker, the father of a murdered television journalist Alison parker filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Facebook. The complaint raises questions about Facebook’s role in authorizing the video of the moment of the death of that of Alison Parker Aug 26, 2015 murder to post and repost on the network. The complaint was prepared by the Georgetown Law Clinic. Parker will give details of the FTC filing and answer questions from reporters at a press conference with the details below. Last year, Mr. Parker and the Georgetown Law Clinic filed a similar complaint against Google / Youtube, which is ongoing.

At Aug 26, 2015 Alison Parker and her cameraman Adam ward were shot by a gunman while conducting a live television interview at Virginia. The video shows the moment of Ms Parker’s death. The Parker family, for obvious reasons, do not want the video to be posted on Facebook or any other platform. Facebook’s response to requests to remove the video has not been adequate, as stated in the complaint.

At the press conference, Mr. Parker and his lawyer will discuss their complaint and what they are asking Facebook to do and they will answer questions from the press. Mr. Parker has testified before Congress on similar issues in the past and hopes to testify again in the near future.

About Georgetown Legal Clinic:

Georgetown University The Law Center’s Civil Rights Clinic operates a small, nonprofit law firm representing individual clients who have experienced discrimination, harassment, or other violations of their rights. The Clinic also represents several other clients who have been targeted by conspiracy theorists or whose privacy has been invaded by legal persons.

On Andy Parker

After the murder of his daughter, Andy Parker became known as a gun control activist. It has appeared on all of the major television and cable networks. He has collaborated on publications such as: The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Huffington Post and United States Today. He is a member of the National Press Club and author of “For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and Her Father’s Fight For Gun Safety.”

About the National Press Club

Founded in 1908, the National Press Club is the world’s premier professional organization of journalists. The Club has 3,000 members representing almost all major journalistic organizations and is a leading voice for press freedom in United States and all over the world.

Contact: John Donnelly, President, Press Freedom Team, National Press Club [email protected], 202-650-6738

SOURCE National Press Club

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