The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website has an article by Becca Hoekstra about Facebook “Like”s. In Hampton, Virginia six employees of the sheriff’s department were fired for supporting an opposing candidate in an upcoming sheriff election. Three employee’s were dismissed because of “Liking” the opposing sheriff candidate. The employee’s took the issue to the courts and a U.S. District judge determined that “‘liking’ a Facebook page was insufficient speech to merit constitutional protection”. Facebook and the ACLU are challenging this decision that “Liking” on Facebook should be consider free speech, under the U.S. Constitution. Read the full article at the link below:
“Like”, Free Speech?
August 23rd, 2012 RAB