Switzerland: man convicted for liking Facebook post

First case of its kind finds someone legally liabable for liking, rather than posting, content.

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In 2015, the convicted man ‘liked’ several Facebook posts that accused Erwin Kessler, the president of animal protection association Vereins gegen Tierfabriken, of racism and anti-Semitism.  (Kessler had been convicted of racial discrimination nearly 20 years ago.) 

Kessler brought a case against the man. He argued that the act of liking the content made it more visible to more people. 

The defendant received a suspended fine.

The Local.