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‘Irrational’ online harassment or ‘snippy’ partisan bickering?

Libel suit here revolves around Capitol riot allegations



One side claims they have been defamed and subject to “irrational,” unending harassment on Facebook. The other says Georgians have the right to be “snippy” in political banter online.

For anyone who looks at local Facebook groups, the names will be familiar, Bill, Thelma and Katie Cagle are the plaintiffs and Rayven Goolsby, who goes by Rayven Michele on Facebook, is the defendant in a case now in Pickens Superior Court. 

The story went national when The Washington Post over the weekend referred to them as a prominent family versus a grocery store clerk.

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