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Social media outrage over George Zimmerman’s acquittal

  The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the trial for the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has caused widespread outrage on social media. I was interviewed by WTVR-CBS 6 reporter Tracy Sears about the impact of social media on … Continue reading

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Legal battle to protect the Facebook “Like”

An appeals court in Richmond is considering whether a Facebook “Like” is protected speech under the U.S. Constitution. A district court had ruled earlier this year that the “Like” is not protected. A sheriff’s officer had “liked” the Facebook page … Continue reading

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Is a Facebook “like” protected speech?

A ruling by a U.S. District Judge in Virginia brings expressions on social networks to the forefront of the legal debate. The court ruling determined that a Facebook “like” cannot be considered protected speech. The case was about workers in … Continue reading

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