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US court declares Facebook 'Like' 'free speech' under constitution

Johannesburg, Sept. 19 : A federal court in the US has reportedly declared that hitting the Facebook 'Like' button is protected free speech under the country's constitution.


The ruling comes amidst a case in which a sheriff's deputy, Daniel Ray Carter Jr had claimed that he was fired for 'liking' the campaign page of his boss' opponent.

According to News24, a lower court had ruled against deputy, saying that 'liking' didn't rise to the level of protected speech, however, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed.

The three-judge panel announced that 'liking' is the internet equivalent of displaying a political sign in one's front yard, which the Supreme Court has held is substantive speech.

The report added that Facebook users register more than 3 billion likes and other comments every day and the social media giant has filed a friend of the court brief in the case.

--ANI (Posted on 19-09-2013)

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