Social Media At Work: Is A Facebook "Like" Protected Speech?

Social Media At Work: Is A Facebook "Like" Protected Speech?

Facebook users post more than 50 million "likes" per day. Now federal courts are trying to figure out whether all those clicks are a form of constitutionally protected speech.

Facebook users post more than 50 million "likes" per day. Now federal courts are trying to figure out whether all those clicks are a form of constitutionally protected speech. Six former employees of a Virginia sheriff's office say they were fired for "liking" their boss' political rival. We explore the ubiquitous thumbs-up icon from a First Amendment perspective, and the broader debate over social media at work.

Guests

Kevin Bankston

Senior Counsel and Director of the Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy & Technology

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