We use cookies to deliver our online services. Details of the cookies we use and instructions on how to disable them are set out in our Cookies Policy. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. To close this message click close.

Global: Defamation and social media

11 July 2013

Global Media and Communications Quarterly: social media
Across the globe, social networking via the internet is on the rise. In 2012, on average, there were 850 million active users of Facebook each month and 175 million tweets each day. Consequently people’s statements, opinions and remarks have the capacity to disseminate more widely, quickly and uncontrollably than ever before. This article on defamation refers to two high profile cases which question the meaning of 'publisher' in UK law which is also compared to global law. In the context of social media, there are a number of parties which could be liable or defamatory comments. The Defamation Bill is discussed to help with an understanding of this particular topic.

The team

Loading data