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Is a Threat on Facebook Really a Threat?

The Supreme Court is hearing a case about the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on social media. The court is to hear arguments Monday in the case of a man sentenced to nearly four years in prison for posting violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estranged wife, shooting up a class of young children and attacking an FBI agent. A jury convicted Anthony Elonis of violating federal law by threatening another person. An appeals court rejected...

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