FACEBOOK DEFAMATION CASE HAS BROAD RAMIFACTIONS
The New South Wales Court of Appeal handed down a decision on 1 June 2020 that found several media companies liable for defamatory comments posted by third-party users on the media outlets Facebook pages. The comments were posted in response to non-defamatory news articles published by three different media companies. ...Read More
Beware of comments made to your social media posting
THE VOLLER CASE The recent case of Voller v Nationwide News Pty Ltd; Voller v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd; Voller v Australian News Channel Pty Ltd  NSWSC 766 in the Supreme Court of New South Wales has held that media companies that are the owner of a public...Read More
Can you sue Google for Defamation?
In June 2018, the Australian High Court granted Milorad “Michael” Trkulja the right to sue search engine giant Google for defamation. Background In 2012 Mr Trkulja successfully sued search engine giant Google for publishing defamatory contents. Mr Trkulja argued that his reputation was (falsely) brought into disrepute and his...Read More
Social Media Storms: When Statements Become Defamatory
Social media has permeated all parts of our life. We can update where we are, message our friends, keep up to date on news and let the world know “what’s on our minds”. This last function has caused the most trouble for social media users. Since Facebooks launch in 2004...Read More