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.
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