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Businesses with Facebook ‘should be worried’

Businesses with Facebook ‘should be worried’

A recent NSW Supreme Court decision will widen the scope for defamation claims and will have a “chilling effect” on communications, according to senior lawyers who suggest that if businesses “aren’t worried, they should be”.

  • Shared by MyBusiness
  • July 03, 2019
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Last week, the Supreme Court of New South Wales, in an action brought by former Don Dale detainee Dylan Voller, ruled that news outlets are primary publishers of defamatory user comments posted on their public Facebook pages, even prior to receiving any complaint.

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