Saturday, September 21, 2013

Facebook 'likes' are protected free speech. I'll give a thumbs up to that - A US court has ruled that Facebook likes should be protected free speech. Photograph: Thierry Roge/ReutersMost of us have moved beyond the tired debates about whether interactions online are the same as ones in person. Now the legal system is finally catching up on what constitutes free speech in the digital age.Facebook's "Like" button got some key support as an expression of speech when an appellate court overturned a perverse lower court ruling that had ruled clicking a button wasn't the same as saying something out loud.

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