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The World Wide Web can be considered a public forum:

In a sense, the Web, as a whole, can be analogized to a public bulletin board. A public bulletin board does not lose its character as a public forum simply because each statement posted there expresses only the views of the person writing that statement. It is public because it posts statements that can be read by anyone who is interested, and because others who choose to do so, can post a message through the same medium that interested persons can read.[1]


  1. Wilbanks v. Wolk, 121 Cal.App.4th 883, 897, 17 Cal.Rptr.3d 497, 505 (2004) (full-text).