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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


The sad revenge of Kinki restaurateur after bad online reviews

A Canadian restaurateur is found guilty of criminal libel after she is so incensed by a customer's online review of her eatery that she ekes out a huge online revenge.

By September 8, 2012


Tesla sues BBC over Top Gear's 'staged' Roadster conk-out

Tesla Motors has filed a lawsuit against the Beeb for libel and malicious falsehood, claiming the show misrepresented its Roadster electric car's true range and lied about a brake failure.

By March 31, 2011


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


Craigslist rant may put man in jail

A man trashed his ex and her attorney on Craigslist. Now they are taking him to court for criminal libel, citing a Colorado law passed in the 1880s.

By December 3, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 1248: AT&T's iPad breach blamestorm (podcast)

AT&T continues to perfect the art of apologizing without actually apologizing, wherein Goatse blames them right back. Some sporadic updates from E3 and the Microsoft press conference (see http://cnet.com/E3 for more), and we discuss whether the Internet has killed yet another industry: libel lawsuits. Oh, and a Japanese rocket just brought some aliens back from outer space. Awesome. --Molly

By June 14, 2010