Facebook defamation

  •  Facebook fight 2

    Simply to say that the allegation you make is the truth is NOT Enough.

    In a defamation action between two parties where the one (A) has defamed the other (B); the defending party (A) can raise the defence of TRUTH ie “what I said was the truth.”

    This does NOT necessarily apply to social media defamation.

     Let us take an example:

    Perhaps you are engaged in a bitter dispute. Perhaps it’s a fight over money, a business venture gone awry, a family feud, or a messy divorce, a disaffected employee, or perhaps a vengeful neighbour.

     You decide to resort to Social Media “to tell the truth” about your nemesis. You feel totally safe doing so – after all, our Constitution protects our rights to free speech, the Internet is a bastion of Freedom of Information, nothing said online is “real”, and anyway who can object to you telling the truth? Wrong!

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