LAWSPLAINING: Social Media and Government Employees

You comment on your Mayor’s Facebook page about how he is doing a terrible job. Your comment gets deleted. You comment again. It gets deleted. You go to comment again. You are blocked! The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees citizens the right to speak their mind, dissent against the government and express their opinions. Is the First Amendment violated when a government official censors comments and communications on social media? When and how does it cross the line? In this episode of Lawsplaining we break down the recent United States Supreme Court decision on this precise issue. The answers might surprise you.