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Laurence Fox sued for defamation over ‘paedophile’ tweets

“In order to sue for libel you need to show evidence of serious harm to your reputation. This may not be possible if the allegation is not taken seriously by members of the public or is considered to be trivial. …

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UK Supreme Court considers ‘ordinary reader of Facebook’ in Defamation claim

The UK Supreme Court has overturned a decision of the Court of Appeal, and held that the judge erred in law by using the Oxford English dictionary definition of a word as a starting point and not taking its context …

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Social media should be responsible for libels

AC Grayling’s victory last week in a Twitter libel case has set down a marker to those who think they can attack and insult people online with impunity. Grayling, a renowned philosopher and author, sued Peter North, a former UKIP …

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