SAN ANSELMO, CA - MAY 09: The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer on May 9, 2011 in San Anselmo, California. An investigation by The Pew Research Center found that Facebook has become a player in the news industry as the popular social media site is driving an increasing amount of traffic to news web sites. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
The U.S. Supreme Court could decide whether or not posting violent threats on Facebook or Twitter will send posters to federal prison or whether it's considered free speech.
The highest court in the land will take up the case of Anthony Elonis, "a Pennsylvania man who was sentenced to almost four years in federal prison in 2010 for posting violent threats about killing his ex-wife and law enforcement on Facebook," according to the Re/Code.