Australia’s Top Court Finds Media Companies Liable for Other People’s Facebook Comments

The High Court of Australia determined that media companies, by creating a public Facebook page and posting content on that page, facilitated and encouraged comments from other users on those posts. That means the media companies should be considered publishers of the comments and are therefore responsible for any defamatory content that appears in them, according to a summary of the judgment from the court.

Source: Australia’s Top Court Finds Media Companies Liable for Other People’s Facebook Comments

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