A reflection on First Amendment rights, free speech and how they relate to social media.
Thomas & LoCicero attorney Jon M. Philipson was interviewed yesterday by WTSP-TV, Channel 10 regarding the issues of free speech and First Amendment rights in response to recent comments recently tweeted by O.J. Simpson on his Twitter account. Mr. Philipson discussed best practices for social media and reflected upon areas where caution is recommended to avoid libel and defamation disputes.
The live interview may be viewed on the WTSP Facebook page where Mr. Philipson answered questions from viewers regarding the legal issues surrounding the criminal and civil trials of O.J. Simpson, and the implications of his public comments on social media.
Jon M. Philipson is an attorney in the Tampa office of Thomas & LoCicero. In his practice, he represents and advises clients in business litigation matters, as well as, defamation, First Amendment, antitrust, and intellectual property disputes.
With offices in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, Thomas & LoCicero is a Florida law firm that is widely known and respected for its commitment to free speech and a free press. The firm represents the industry’s leading electronic and traditional publishers, as well as individual journalists, bloggers and influencers of social media on issues ranging from news gathering to invasion of privacy, from defamation to pre-publication review. At the heart of the firm’s mission is to champion free speech and defend journalism every day.