Stacy Schneider, Esq., trial Attorney, nationally recognized television personality, columnist, and author, has appeared as a Legal Analyst on Fox News, Fox Business News, CNN, and HLN, commenting on high-profile civil and criminal cases and constitutional law. She has filled-in as a Legal Contributor on the long-running “Is it Legal?” segment on The O’Reilly Factor.
“Big Tech is cracking down on rioters who are looking for love.”
- Popular dating sites bumble, tinder, and OkCupid are legally preventing people who participated in the capital riots from advertising themselves for dates on their websites and apps, and users have no legal recourse.
- MAGA men are bragging about their illegal conduct in the Capitol in their dating profiles in the hopes of getting dates and attracting like-minded ladies.
5 Points from a Legal Perspective
- The First Amendment does not guarantee any US citizen membership on a website social media service or app.
- Dating apps can lawfully ban members from appearing online and seeking dates through their services. Big tech can legally control their messaging and posts and is fully protected. There are no laws on the books preventing this type of control over how users advertise themselves or the photos they post.
- Some critics might argue that the apps are suppressing free speech, but the first amendment does not apply to private companies—only to government acts of speech suppression.
- If dating apps do not want members who brag about committing crimes on their site, they have every right to police their membership and content.
- This trend will probably continue as membership sites with social media posting capabilities continue to crack down on speech and conduct that they consider to violate their user policies, standards, and ethics.
Interview: Stacy Schneider
Stacy Schneider has tried cases within the criminal justice system and the civil courts. She has also provided legal commentary and analysis on headline-making trials, Grand Juries, Congressional actions, corporate liabilities, and Constitutional violations for print, digital, and television broadcast media.
She has served on media legal panels discussing privacy, cyber law, hacking, government regulations, corporate liabilities, criminal law, family law, civil rights, congressional actions, and politics. She has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, New York Post, Marie Claire, TV Guide, and on dozens of nationally syndicated radio shows. She is a legal contributor for the Huffington Post.
Stacy Schneider is the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Award for exemplary service to the cause of justice in the United States. The award honors US Supreme Justice Thurgood Marshall, who epitomized individual commitment, in word and action, to the cause of civil action in this country. The award recognizes similar long-term contributions by other members of the legal profession to the advancement of civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights in the United States.
Schneider is the author of He Had It Coming: How to Outsmart Your Husband and Win Your Divorce (Simon & Schuster), a divorce guidebook on women’s legal rights and remedies.
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