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April 16, 2018

Posting a parody of a Facebook page and Free Speech Rights


Posting a parody of a Facebook page and Free Speech Rights 
Novak v. The City of Parma, et al., 17-CV-2148 (N.D. Ohio)

Hodgson Russ, LLP, a law firm with offices in Albany, New York, Buffalo, New York, Saratoga Springs, New York and New York City, has called attention to a recent federal court decision highlighting the potential for tension resulting from posting a "parody" of a Facebook page on Facebook and the First Amendment rights of the individual doing the posting, particularly when the page involves a governmental entity.

The firm notes that the decision is especially timely, considering the proliferation of "fake Facebook pages has gained significant notoriety since the 2016 Presidential Election and resulting Russia investigation."

The full text of the Hodgson Russ article is posted on the Internet at:

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