It appears that the social networking sites of Facebook and Twitter are hitting the media headlines once again, and once again it’s for all the wrong reasons. In an unprecedented move, lawyers for the former Tory party treasurer, Lord McAlpine, recently threatened legal action against up to 10,000 Twitter users […]
Defamation and the laws that govern this particular tort is essentially a balancing act between a person’s ability to express themselves and the right for a person not to have their reputation defamed or defaced by another.
This ‘balancing act’ that the courts of Ireland exercise when dealing with […]
With the spread of social media, instances of defamation have become more common, be they either intentional or accidental. Many people are unaware how easy it is defame someone via Twitter or Facebook, so care needs to be taken when writing about other people on social media. […]