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What Felicia Sonmez’s Tweets About Kobe Bryant Tell Us About The Free Speech Rights Of Employees

Posted on AllSides February 6th, 2020
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Confused about your free speech rights at work? The Washington Post’s treatment of one of its reporters just made things a little bit less clear.

On January 26, famed NBA star Kobe Bryant died tragically in a helicopter accident in Southern California. Soon after news of his death broke, Felicia Sonmez of the Washington Post posted a tweet linking to an article from the Daily Beast about the rape allegations against Kobe Bryant from 2003.

In response to the tweet, the Washington Post quickly placed Sonmez on administrative leave while...

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