And, you can’t be fired for it if you’re a sheriff’s deputy. From the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision:
On the most basic level, clicking on the â€ślikeâ€ť button literally causes to be published the statement that the User â€ślikesâ€ť something, which is itself a substantive statement. In the context of a political campaignâ€™s Facebook page, the meaning that the user approves of the candidacy whose page is being liked is unmistakable. That a user may use a single mouse click to produce that message that he likes the page instead of typing the same message with several individual key strokes is of no constitutional significance.
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In sum, liking a political candidateâ€™s campaign page communicates the userâ€™s approval of the candidate and supports the campaign by associating the user with it. In this way, it is the Internet equivalent of displaying a political sign in oneâ€™s front yard, which the Supreme Court has held is substantive speech.
Background of the case at the link.
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