[Frightening] Man fired from job for ‘liking’ something on Facebook
You’d think ‘Liking’ something on FB wouldn’t be that big of a deal, but apparently it is. According to Y!, a man in Virginia was fired from his job today for liking a FB page to support his bosses opponent for reelection. Read on for the scoop
According to Y!, a total of six people sued Sheriff B.J Roberts for his firing of his crew because they ‘liked’ or simply ‘supported’ a big for his opponent to reelected [we're not sure for what, presumably police chief]. One of the six fired, Daniel Ray Carter, says this is a clear violation of his First Amendment Rights.
However, a federal judge ruled against the lawsuit citing that ‘liking’ something on Facebook does not fall under protections of the first amendment right.
Alright, we’re going to have to turn to our readers for this one. Do you use Facebook? Tell us why or why not. What do you think of these guys being fired of liking a page on FB? Is FB really worth it?
- Liking the Wrong Thing on Facebook Can Get You Fired (escapistmagazine.com)
- Judge: Facebook Likes not protected by First Amendment (zdnet.com)
- Facebook “likes” ruled not protected speech (onlineathens.com)
- Liking something on Facebook not a protected right: judge (ctv.ca)
- Facebook ‘Likes’ Not Protected Speech (usnews.com)