A click from the courts – online libel never easier

Credits: Irishtimes.com By: PAMELA NEWENHAM

‘Social media sites and users need to smarten up their act as libel cases are being taken and won

Social media is arguably the most powerful form of communication in the world. In recent years news and information has spread quicker through Facebook and Twitter than any traditional media method. However, with increased and more readily available communication tools, publishing libel has never been easier.

Many are unaware how easy it is to defame someone on social networking sites – it often takes just one click. You can get into trouble not only for posting defamatory comments, but also for retweeting – reposting someone else’s libellous tweet.’

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