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US court rules Facebook tags can violate restraining orders

Facebook tagging can be counted as a breach of restraining order, rules US judge

By: Chris Smith from Jan 19, 2016 @ 9:33 CST

Tagging someone in a funny cat video or fresh new meme violates the terms of a retraining order according to a New York judge, ruling that Maria Gonzalez breached her 'contract' due to tagging her sister-in-law Maribel Calderon in a post that labeled her as "stupid."

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As reported by Gizmodo, this violation was ruled by Acting Westchester County Supreme Court Justice Susan Capeci, who stated that it wasn't necessarily the tag itself that created an issue, but the notification that the sister-in-law received was the straw that broke the camels back.

Gonzalez now faces up to one year in jail due to being charged with second-degree criminal contempt.

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