Fourth Circuit: Facebook “likes” are protected speech

The Fourth Circuit reversed a district court’s holding that pressing the “Like” button on Facebook is not “enough speech” to warrant First Amendment protection.

The opinion compares “liking” a political candidate on Facebook to “displaying a political sign in one’s front yard,” undoubtedly a form of protected political speech. The Court upheld the First Amendment right of a public official’s employees to “like” an opposing candidate’s Facebook page.

Read more about the decision here.

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