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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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How to make friends and influence people … and not get fined!

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA), in collaboration with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have recently published a new guide to outline the advertising rules which apply to social media ‘influencers’. This came following their investigation into social media advertising …

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