Facebook to Judge: A Like Is Free Speech [UPDATED]

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August 7, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!

Remember when “like” was just a verb? Those days seem increasingly distant — especially now that Facebook is in Federal appeals court, arguing that its ubiquitous blue thumbs-up symbol should be protected under the First Amendment.

You may remember the case into which the social network just waded. A sheriff in Virginia fired six of his employees, including deputy sheriff Daniel Ray Carter — who had clicked the Like button on the Facebook page of his bosses’ political opponent, Jim Adams.

If the Like button counts as free speech, then a public employee can’t be fired for clicking on it, at least not in the state of Virginia. But the judge in this case ruled that it didn’t.

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posted by Mashable from http://mashable.com/2012/08/07/facebook-like-free-speech/


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