Like Away – Appeals Court Says It’s Free Speech

The US Fourth Circuit court of appeals in Richmond reversed a lower court and held that “liking” someone on Facebook is protected by the First Amendment.  via @dmosbergen at HuffPo

It all started off with a dispute between a couple of rural deputy sheriffs, as it often does in the Commonwealth. Deputy Carter and five others were fired allegedly for “liking” their boss’ opponent in the next sheriff’s elections.

The Court ruled that “liking something on FB expresses a clear message…and is pure speech..that warrants constitutional protection.” Wow, I like it.

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