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Displaying items by tag: Defamation

Media organisations in Australia, who are not awash in the green stuff, will have to fork out a goodly amount to hire moderators for their Facebook and other social media accounts - or face the likely prospect of paying damages for defamation or libel.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian High Court has ruled that owners of Facebook pages are responsible for any comments posted by third parties in response to content that has been placed by the owner.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 04:44

Two teens guilty of Insta-defamation

Two Swedish teenage girls have been found guilty of defamation for posting anonymous sexual insults via Instagram.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 12:05

How Twitter can trip you up

Journalists attached to mainstream media publications have, for ages, been familiar with the major pitfall of their profession - defamation - and, for the most part, learnt to work around it. But as new forms of publication and a whole batch of amateurs gain traction, a new world of legal pitfalls is opening up.

After I posted the story “Telstra heavies Wikipedia to protect CEO’s image”  I received an email from Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, saying: “Your story about Simon (sic) Trujillo / Telstra is erroneous to the point of irresponsibility.”

Published in Cornered!
Reports have emerged revealing that, back in March this year, Telstra lawyers wrote to Wikipedia alleging that some parts of the entry on Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo  were defamatory and demanding their immediate removal: Which may explain why his entry  today is bereft of any reference to the many critical articles about him published in the early days of his Telstra leadership. (There is now a follow-up article on this issue)

Published in Cornered!




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