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Facebook ‘Like’ Is Protected Speech, Appeals Court Says

The US Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia issued a ruling finding using Facebook’s “Like” feature to show support for a candidate in an election is speech shielded by the U.S. Constitution.  Danny Carter, a Virginia jailer, claims he was fired after “liking” the Facebook page of a man running against his boss for city sheriff. The ruling recognizes that the First Amendment protects sentiments expressed in the physical world and online.

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