Week 8: Media Law
By: Brenda Romero
Bland V Roberts case: Can liking a Facebook page cost you your job?
People lost their jobs just because they liked their bosses opponent Facebook page.
This case dealt with the First Amendment but was overruled because liking someones page is not protected by the first amendment.
I don’t think that people should get fired for liking someone else’s page, what if they liked the opponents page to show good sportsmanship. I do think that people do need to be more careful about what they share on Facebook though because you never know if a future employer will be using your social networking sites as part of your background check.
Here’s a link to the site about the case: