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Viral Video The Latest In Online Dispute Between NY Senator And Constituent

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St. Sen. Greg Ball (credit: Ball for NY)

St. Sen. Greg Ball (credit: Ball for NY)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — When Westchester Assemblyman Steve Katz’s wife Nicole was banned from posting on Senator Greg Ball‘s Facebook wall she wasn’t happy.

The New York Post reported that Katz was blocked after an online argument erupted between the two over a comment that she made over political gridlock in DC

Nicole responded by producing an iPhone film titled “Delete This Greg Ball”. In the film Katz has her mouth taped shut by a friend after complaining about olives in her salad.

Katz told the New York Post that the film is a metaphor for censorship.

“Senator Ball has been deleting comments and posts that have a different viewpoint than what he’s promoting,” she said.

Katz has launched several online attacks at Ball since being blocked, including a photograph of herself holding a sign that reads “Greg Ball Hates Free Speech” and a post titled “The Top 10 Ways To Stay On Ball’s Page.”

Ball told the Post that he helped get Katz elected and called the attacks personal and hurtful.

“Let’s cut the junior prom kid stuff,” he said.

So far the video has 2,800 views.

Is Senator Ball restricting free speech or is protecting himself from a personal attack? Tell us what you think…

 

 

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