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Bercow 'innocent face' tweet found to be libellous

A tweet that merely said, "Why is Lord McAlpine trending? *innocent face*" has been found to be libellous by a high court judge in the UK.

By May 24, 2013


CNET UK Podcast 146: Don't get sued for libel on Twitter

This week the team talked about the week's technology news, tried not to libel anyone and talked about a man who is in love with a pillow

By July 31, 2009


Courtney Love in 'hosebag thief' Twitter libel suit

The singer allegedly twitters some unpleasant things about her former fashion designer. The designer, whose feelings appear to be hurt, has decided to sue for libel.

By March 30, 2009


McAfee's libel against open source

McAfee continues to demonstrate tremendous amounts of ignorance when it comes to open source. Here's yet another example.

By April 14, 2008


Bloggers beware: You're liable to commit libel

If you write, host, or even comment on a blog, you need to know your rights and responsibilities under defamation law. You may be risking more than you know.

By November 21, 2007


Facebook makes wrong call on anti-Semitic page

commentary Facebook's refusal to delete a page about "Jewish Ritual Murder" rekindles a simmering debate over how to respond when bigots use social networks to spread racist speech and hateful propaganda.

By March 15, 2014


Facebook ordered to take down anti-Semitic page

The Anti-Defamation League says a page claiming Jewish people are involved in ritual murder constitutes hate speech and therefore should be removed immediately.

By February 5, 2014


Philippines court halts a contentious cybercrime law

Amid worries the new law is too general and could lead to the silencing of government critics, the country's Supreme Court suspends the law for 120 days.

By October 9, 2012


How to retweet without needing a lawyer

Experts agree that retweeting another's defamatory or libelous post can open Twitter users up to legal liability. The odds are slim, but here is how to protect yourself against a lawsuit.

By November 30, 2012


Twitter needs to deal with the Twitter Accuracy Problem

Businesses, investors, and users look to Twitter for information in real time. It needs to step up and improve password security before it starts facing legal and regulatory scrutiny -- or worse, user defection.

By April 23, 2013