RICHMOND, Virginia - Clicking "Like" on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech, a US federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond reversed a lower court ruling that said merely "liking" a Facebook page was insufficient speech to merit constitutional protection.
Exactly what a "like" means - if anything - played a part in a case involving six people who say Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts fired them for supporting an opponent in his 2009 re-election bid, which he won.
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