Oh, that pesky Facebook “Like” button. It turns out that your friends seeing what you read isn’t the only think that Facebook can broadcast to get you into trouble. Now, your ‘Likes’ can be held against you.
And frighteningly, that isn’t even the news here.
A federal judge has ruled that clicking the ‘like button’ doesn’t qualify as protected free speech under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. It’s a mind-boggling development in the “what is OK to say and do on the Internet?” branch of business change, and while this non-attorney is pretty sure the ruling will be overturned at a higher level, please be clear that if you fall into a Like Button Trap, ‘overturned on appeal’ isn’t going to help you.