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Social media companies will be forced to unmask trolls or face defamation suits
Defamation 2021-11-29 3:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies may soon be required to reveal the identity of users who post defamatory comments on their platforms, or […]

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‘This is ridiculous’: Judge pans Google’s bid for confidentiality in John Barilaro’s case
Defamation 2021-11-26 2:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A bid by Google for a confidentiality undertaking by former NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro over evidence produced in the politician’s defamation case has earned […]

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Christian Porter loses court bid for notes of meeting between silk, accuser’s friend
Defamation 2021-11-17 11:17 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has denied former Attorney-General Christian Porter access to material about a crucial meeting involving Jo Dyer, the friend of a woman who accused […]

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Man sues Seven for wrongly naming him Cleo Smith abduction suspect
Defamation 2021-11-16 9:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Nyamal man mistakenly identified by the Seven Network as the suspect in the abduction of four-year-old Cleo Smith in Western Australia is suing the […]

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Liberal powerbroker levels ‘very serious allegations’ at Nine’s legal team
Defamation 2021-11-16 6:04 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Former Liberal power broker Marcus Bastiaan has told a court he will seek an injunction to prevent investigative journalist Nick McKenzie from “door-knocking and harassing” […]

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Nine defends Liberal party branch-stacking claims, says Michael Sukkar knew of scheme
Defamation 2021-11-08 4:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Media giant Nine has defended reporting that allegedly implied former Victorian Liberal party vice president Marcus Bastiaan engaged in illegal branch stacking, arguing the coverage […]

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Ex-Tennis Australia president loses bid for $4.3M in indemnity costs against ASIC
ASIC 2021-11-05 9:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Former Tennis Australia president Steven Healy has lost his bid for $4.3 million in indemnity costs against ASIC over its failed case over the rights […]

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YouTuber Jordan Shanks apologises to John Barilaro in zero dollar defamation settlement
Defamation 2021-11-05 10:51 am By Miklos Bolza

YouTube comedian Jordan Shanks has apologised to former NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro for hurt caused by videos posted in 2020 and 2021 but won’t […]

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Plastic surgeon and TikTok celeb can’t stop ABC from airing Four Corners episode
Defamation 2021-10-21 4:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

A plastic surgeon followed by more than 5 million TikTok users has lost an urgent bid to block the ABC from airing an episode of […]

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Social media surgeon seeks urgent injunction ahead of Four Corners episode
Media 2021-10-20 9:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Sydney-based plastic surgeon with more than 5 million followers on TikTok has taken the ABC to court to block an upcoming episode of Four […]

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