FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, 21 May 2013

CONTACT:
Brett Abrams : 516-841-1105 : brett@fitzgibbonmedia.com

Twitter Stands with Koch Brothers, Censors @NewsByTheKochs Parody Avatar

CourageCampaign.org Fights Back with New Avatar - BANNED!

CALIFORNIA - This weekend, Twitter removed the avatar image from CourageCampaign.org’s @NewsByTheKochs twitter account after Koch Industries Inc.’s deputy general counsel Raffaele Fazio requested the take-down.  After the takedown, CourageCampaign.org is fighting back with a new avatar image, “Banned!: The Koch Brothers don’t want you to see this.”

VIEW THE TWITTER SUPPORT NOTIFICATION HERE: http://bit.ly/11UZyY9

The @NewsByTheKoch’s twitter account was created by CourageCampaign.org in conjunction with their campaign urging the Tribune Company not to sell The Los Angeles Times or any of their other papers to the Koch Brothers.

“Over the weekend, the Koch Brothers banned our Avatar on Twitter,” explained Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of CourageCampaign.org.  “It’s hard to imagine what the Koch Brothers won’t ban after they have acquired the biggest paper in California and the fourth largest in the nation.  The Koch Brothers want the Los Angeles Times so they can set the debate and determine the outcomes, not to cover the legitimate news of the day from in an objective way.”

VIEW @NewsByTheKochs TWITTER ACCOUNT HERE: https://twitter.com/NewsByTheKochs

For more information, or for interviews with CourageCampaign.org please contact Brett Abrams at 516-841-1105 or by email at brett@fitzgibbonmedia.com.

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