Registered sex offenders websites
National Sex Offender Registry is celebrating 17 years of free service with no advertising. To help keep yourself and your family safe, take a look at the sex offender registry's map of your neighborhood.But there's currently a legal difference between a physical public square -- like streets and parks -- and the internet.
But Monday's decision affirms that this is for Facebook, not the courts, to decide.
In the opinion, Kennedy said the law was too broad and North Carolina did not prove why a wholesale ban on social media was necessary.
"In a lot of ways, it's a constitutional coming out party for social media companies," said Alex Abdo, senior staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University.
"It puts social media platforms on equal footing with other important areas of First Amendment expression." But, Abdo said, the lingering question is whether the courts will eventually come to view social media platforms as public forums in their entirety.
In his opinion, Kennedy said "cyberspace," and social media in particular, are now the most important places for exchanging views.
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The Department of Public Safety has created a searchable database for the Texas Public Sex Offender Registry.