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Facebook Friends Court to Argue 1st Amendment Protects 'Likes'

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Facebook Friends Court to Argue 1st Amendment Protects 'Likes'Facebook filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week arguing that clicking on a "Like" button is akin to making a statement and therefore is protected speech. The case, being heard in the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, stems from a 2009 incident in which a deputy sheriff, Daniel Ray Carter, lost his job after he "Liked" his boss' political rival.
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