Thursday, August 9, 2012

Facebook Friends Court to Argue 1st Amendment Protects 'Likes'

Facebook filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week arguing that clicking on a "Like" button is akin to making a statement and therefore is protected speech. The case, being heard in the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, stems from a 2009 incident in which a deputy sheriff, Daniel Ray Carter, lost his job after he "Liked" his boss' political rival.


Source: http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com/c/34520/f/632000/s/2230df2d/l/0L0Stechnewsworld0N0Crsstory0C758550Bhtml/story01.htm

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