Switzerland: man convicted for liking Facebook post

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

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.