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This woman’s Facebook quip just cost her $500K

Watch what you say.

On Mar 30, 2017 by Monica Riese

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Secret starts warning its users to stop trash-talking one another

Secret is trying to avoid the name-calling that crops up with anonymous posting. 

On Mar 17, 2014 by Kate Knibbs

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Greek politician who sued Wikipedia editor clearly never heard of the Streisand Effect

Wikimedia Foundation comes to the aid of an editor accused of libel.

On Feb 19, 2014 by Tim Sampson

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Courtney Love wins trademark libel case

Jury rules that Love did not defame her former lawyer.

On Jan 28, 2014 by Kate Knibbs

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Did redditors uncover a small-town conspiracy, or are they guilty of libel?

Redditors think they've uncovered a conspiracy between a well-connected newspaper owner and local politicans. But things are not as cut and dry as they seem.

On Sep 17, 2013 by Aaron Sankin

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The Game hit with lawsuit for defaming his nanny on Instagram

Can you actually defame a person on Instagram?

On Aug 24, 2013 by Audra Schroeder

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Virginia Supreme Court overturns order to delete negative Yelp reviews

A woman's negative Yelp reviews of a contracting business can stay online unless the contractor is able to prove libel, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled.

On Jan 3, 2013 by Jennifer Abel

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British politician sues 20 popular Twitter users for libel

Lord McAlpine, a former British politician wrongly accused in a child-sex scandal, is now suing 20 Twitter users with over 500 followers who made reference to the accusations.

On Nov 26, 2012 by Fernando Alfonso III

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New Philippine law criminalizes cybersex and Internet porn

The controversial new law introduces heavy fines for "lascivious" online activity, and extends the country's harsh libel laws to the Internet.

On Sep 19, 2012 by Kevin Collier

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Middle schooler sues Facebook bullies

Facebook bullying isn't just mean. It might also be illegal. 

On Apr 27, 2012 by Kris Holt