RETWEETING

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sal
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RETWEETING

Post by sal » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:57 pm

Every second, on average, 6,000 tweets are published on Twitter – that’s 500 million tweets per day. Of these millions of tweeters, how many are considering defamation law when they retweet? Probably not many. And yet, one click of a button could land you into legal trouble.

In some countries, you could be liable for retweeting a defamatory tweet authored by somebody else, in others maybe not. Put simply, defamation comes into play when one person publishes a statement about another person that is false, damaging to reputation, and baseless. For example, falsely calling someone a racist or a criminal could be defamatory if you haven’t checked the story adequately.



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honestbroker1
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Re: RETWEETING

Post by honestbroker1 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:23 am

To repeat a libel is to be guilty of libel.

That precept pre-dates twitter by a very long way,

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