Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 07, 2012

Facebook Claims Likes Are Protect By First Amendment

Facebook is trying to convince a court of appeals that "likes" are protected by the First Amendment and that the original judge in the case came to an "erroneous conclusion."

The sheriff's knowledge of the posts only becomes relevant if the court finds the activity of liking a Facebook page to be constitutionally protected. It is the court's conclusion that merely 'liking' a Facebook page is insufficient speech to merit constitutional protection. In cases where courts have found that constitutional speech protections extended to Facebook posts, actual statements existed in the record.