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Posts Tagged ‘Defamation’

Will Twitter’s Dublin Headquarters Open It Up To Libel Lawsuits?

If you check out Twitter’s recent job openings, you’ll see quite a few international openings posted. Everything seems hunky dory, right?

Well, Twitter’s European headquarters in Dublin may come with a cost they didn’t expect.

We wonder if they can hear the water rushing toward them?

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School Teaches Students Libel Risks They Face On Twitter

It ain’t easy being a kid online these days. There are cyberbullies everywhere it seems, with peers (and even some adults) who are quick to delight in others’ unfortunate and uber-public missteps.

And now teens have to worry about saying something stupid (as all teens inevitably do) and being sued for libel.

Fortunately for these kids, one school is taking steps to teach students about this super-serious threat before its kids stumble. Other schools should consider similar offerings, unless they’re fans of children learning the hard way (hand on a hot stove-top style).

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French Politicians Demands Defamer Tweet “Sorry” 466 Times

It’s a bizarre punishment, but two French politicians want their defamer to tweet “sorry” 466 times to atone for his rude words.
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Twitter Faces First Defamation Lawsuit In Australia

In a strange case that seems more money-hungry than concerned about justice, a Melbourne Australia man is suing Twitter for being the outlet on which defamatory tweets were posted about him.
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Million Dollar Twitter Libel Lawsuit Heads To Court

A Portland blogger is facing a million dollar lawsuit later this month, for sending allegedly defamatory tweets about a medical spa doctor.
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Online Defamation Cases Have Double In The Past Year

The number of cases involving online content has more than doubled in the past 12 months, and many believe that social media, especially Twitter, is part of the reason.
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Twitter Defamation Cases Are Heating Up

Watch what you say on Twitter. Just because something is 140 characters long, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have the power to land you in the courtroom.

Another Twitter defamation case has been filed. Perhaps not surprisingly, this one – like several before it – is in the entertainment industry: record executive Ira DeWitt is suing artist Johnny Gill for comments that he made about her on Twitter.
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Crime And (A Very Strange) Punishment: Activist Ordered To Tweet Apology 100 Times

We’ve heard of defamation cases involving Twitter costing over $400,000 in a settlement, or tens of thousands in legal fees, but this is the first time that anyone has been ordered to tweet a public apology… 100 times.
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Courtney Love Sued Again Over Her Unrestrained Tweets

It’s been just under three months since Courtney Love settled a lawsuit for $430,000 after being sued for defamation on Twitter. And now the erstwhile celebrity is back in the headlines, being sued by her former law firm for statements she tweeted, yet again.
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World’s Second Twitter Libel Case Ends in Tens of Thousands of Pounds in Damages Paid

If Courtney Love’s case wasn’t lesson enough, here’s another one to make you pause before you hit “tweet”: the world’s second Twitter libel case has been settled in favor of the individual alleging defamation in 140-characters or less. A British politician will pay damages of £3,000 and the legal fees of the plaintiff.
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