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Posts Tagged ‘libelous tweets’

McAlpine Letting Some Libelous Tweeters Off The Hook

Understand, tweople – libel is never a good idea. But it seems some Twitterers with less than 500 followers have less to worry about, in this case at least.

Lord McAlpine, the UK politician who planned to sue 10,000 Twitter users for tweeting and retweeting libelous claims about him, has decided not to pursue charges against those with less significant followings on Twitter. But he does still want something from them – and his request seems pretty reasonable, considering.

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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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