The New York Court of Appeals has struck down that state’s “cyberbullying” law in a 5-2 decision, finding that it is overly broad and chills First Amendment-protected speech. The case arose when a 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty under the law to creating a Facebook page that included graphic sexual comments alongside photos of classmates at his high school.
Twitter names a new CFO with a background as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. The growth in Twitter’s user base seems to have stalled, and some speculate that this appointment means that Twitter may be looking to make an acquisition or two.
Topics: Appeals, Cyberbullying, Facebook, First Amendment, Goldman Sachs, Law Enforcement, Social Networks, Twitter
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