The ruling may mean if you post something to a social media platform and encourage or invi...

High Court rules media liable for Facebook comments on their stories – University of Sydney

The ruling may mean if you post something to a social media platform and encourage or invite third party comments, you could be liable for any comments that follow. So it could affect individuals, online community groups, neighbourhood Facebook pages, the local P&C Facebook page, and so on. One of the interesting things about the Voller case is his legal team sued straight away — they didn’t issue a concerns notice first (which is basically a legal letter sent to the person or organisation alleged to have made the defamatory comments, giving them a chance to respond). That wouldn’t be …

 

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