Professor Volokh Discusses Implications of Facebook ‘Likes’ in Washington Post Article

August 9, 2012 Professor Eugene Volokh commented on whether or not ‘liking’ something on Facebook should qualify as free speech in an article in the Washington Post.

Responding to a judicial decision that ‘likes’ are not worthy of legal protection as part of a court case in which a man was fired by ‘liking’ his boss’s political opponent on Facebook, Professor Volokh contended that firing for such reasons is generally unconstitutional.
“If the 4th Circuit agrees with the judge — that liking is not protected speech — that would suggest an overturning of precedents,” Volokh said. “It would be interesting to see what the Supreme Court would do with that decision.”
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