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Current Event March 16, 2016

Facebook Threat

Many people post outrageous and sometimes mean or threatening comments on social media. But in the case of one young man who is from Egypt but studying in California, his post could cost him his future. The student, who is studying to be a pilot, posted a political article on Facebook and made a comment expressing hatred of Donald Trump. Because the comment came with a threat, it attracted the attention of the FBI. He was interviewed, arrested, and could be forced to leave the United States. Some people say this is a violation of free speech. Listen to hear more about the effects of this Facebook post.

Constitution Politics Culture

Story Length: 5:01

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Public Radio International

AIR DATE: 03/09/2016

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