Facebook: Should “Like” Button Be Protected as Free Speech?

We've all seen the Facebook profiles supporting political candidates, the pages for protest, and the mass events that have been organized through this giant social network. Facebook has certainly made its mark on the political scene. Now, the Bay Area-based company wants a constitutional voice.

Facebook and the American Civil Liberties Union are fighting to make the “Like” button a form of protected speech.

That means all your dogs, hamsters, and alter egos will have an online voice — constitutionally.

Facebook's Attorneys and the ACLU filed friend of the court briefs this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, according to the Chron.

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