Social Media Harassment Case: Elonis V. United States

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A case of social media harassment has gone all the way to the supreme court. In 2014 a case of social media harassment Elonis v.United States appeared in front of the supreme court. Defendant Anthony Elonis had threatened not only his wife and children but also two female co-workers. The argument is whether Elonis harassing Facebook post are claimed to be part of his disturbed sense of humor or taken as true threats. If found guilty to these charges Elonis could be charged with five years in prison and $250,000 fine. Social media is a place to share thought and opinions with friends, not a place to harass and threaten innocent

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