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A defence of responsible tweeting?

A defence of responsible tweeting?

One of the many issues to emerge as a result of the McAlpine saga is the question of how vulnerable users of social media like twitter might be under defamation…

Defamation: where are the stats?

Defamation: where are the stats?

ANALYSIS: On Tuesday 18 September, the Law Society held a public debate on the Defamation Bill, asking the panel – including two QCs, a libel reform campaigner and an in-house…

Drop off in libel cases post-Leveson

Drop off in libel cases post-Leveson

The number of defamation court cases fell 15% last year, according to the legal publisher Sweet & Maxwell. Public scrutiny following the phone hacking scandal has led to ‘a lower…

Anonymity, trolls… and defamation

ANALYSIS: A headline on the BBC’s website yesterday reads: ‘Websites to be forced to identify trolls under new measures’, writes Paul Bernal. Beneath it, the first sentence says something somewhat…

Groundbreaking legal fight to bring online bullies to justice

Groundbreaking legal fight to bring online bullies to justice

‘It made me feel furious and totally helpless that someone could easily take my photo and set up a fake account in my name pretending to be me. The reaction…

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