TITLE

Are Facebook "Likes" Protected by the First Amendment?

AUTHOR(S)
BRARA, NOOR
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
New York Times Upfront;11/19/2012, Vol. 145 Issue 5, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article addresses the connection of Facebook Likes to the free speech amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This was referred to the court case between former Hampton deputy sheriff Daniel Ray Carter and Sheriff B. J. Roberts in April 2009, where Carter was sacked for "liking" the Facebook page of a candidate against his employer. Forms of online speech such as Facebook Likes have yet to be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court as accepted in the First Ammendment.
ACCESSION #
83919033

 

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