ACLU and Facebook Defend the Right to 'Like'
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 08/08/2012 20:53
The right to "like" something on Facebook is protected under the First Amendment, say the American Civil Liberties Union and Facebook.
The civil-liberties organization and the social-media company made that argument in amicus briefs filed in a lawsuit filed by Daniel Ray Carter Jr., a Hampton, Va., deputy sheriff. The deputy says he was fired from his job by elected Sheriff B.J. Roberts after he clicked the "Like" button on the Facebook page of Jim Adams, a candidate challenging Roberts in a 2009 election.