Facebook and Free Speech Home › Forums › Technology › Facebook and Free Speech This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Henry Brown 4 years, 6 months ago. Author Posts September 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm #180044 Henry BrownParticipant Suspect that the Appeal Court ruling will NOT have an overwhelming affect on the suitabililty issues (upto and including various government clearances) From the Naked Security Blog: Facebook “Likes” can no longer get US employees fired Happy day, USA: When we click “Like” on Facebook, we are now constitutionally protected from getting fired! If you’re thinking, “Well, duh, wasn’t I already?”, join the club. In fact, at least one court had hitherto decreed that the First Amendment to the US Constitution, which (more or less) ensures the right to free speech, didn’t apply to Facebook Likes. The case came to court after a sheriff from the state of Virginia fired six employees for supporting his opponent in an election. Mashable’s Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reports that B.J. Roberts, the sheriff of Hampton, Virginia, had fired the employees who supported Jim Adams, his opponent in the sheriff’s election. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.