Did Pennsylvania Facebook user Anthony Elonis do what many users of the social network do and share lyrics from a musical artist, hip-hop superstar Eminem, or was he threatening his ex-wife? The U.S. Supreme Court began arguing a case Monday that could have wide-ranging implications on the use of Facebook and other social networks.
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The 2008 Protect Children from Sexual Predators Act in North Carolina, which prevented registered sex offenders from joining social networks including Facebook, was ruled unconstitutional by that state’s Court of Appeals.
The touchy issue of what to do about Facebook pages claiming that the Holocaust was a hoax reared its ugly head again at the social network,but it remained consistent in allowing the pages.
A Palestinian man was arrested and suspected of “insulting the divine essence” after creating several Facebook groups declaring himself “God” and criticizing the Islamic faith.
Over 900,000 petitioners are calling on Facebook to remove a page that prays for the death of President Barack Obama.