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Posts Tagged ‘defamatory’

Twitter Must Reveal Bullies’ Identities Or Be Held Legally Responsible, New Law Says

Unless Twitter coughs up the identities of those using 140 characters to abuse, slander and otherwise troll victims, a newly proposed UK law would see the company hauled into court to pay hefty fines.
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Can Tweets Be Libelous? A Warning To US Journalists

Just because something is tweeted doesn’t mean it is treated any differently than something spoken, written in an article, or blogged. Poynter’s Mallary Jean Tenore gives a great overview of the potentially libelous nature of tweets, and how journalists can protect themselves.
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