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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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Peter Dutton wins $35,000 in defamation damages over ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Defamation 2021-11-24 1:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Defence minister Peter Dutton has won $35,000 in damages in a defamation case over a tweet accusing him of being a rape apologist, with a […]

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ACCC greenlights Meta’s proposed acquisition of Kustomer
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-18 6:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says Meta’s proposed acquisition of customer relationship management start-up Kustomer is unlikely to have any substantial impact on competition. […]

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Injunction against Facebook doesn’t clash with competition watchdog’s orders, judge says
Social Media 2021-10-27 5:04 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A court has shut down Facebook’s renewed push to cut off Melbourne-based content strategists Sked Social from posting on Instagram on behalf of their clients, […]

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‘Horribly offensive’: Peter Dutton tells court of hurt at rape apologist tweet
Trials 2021-10-06 3:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Defence minister Peter Dutton has given evidence of his “hurt” at trial in a defamation case over a tweet accusing him of being a rape […]

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BHP settles with worker sacked over COVID-19 social media posts
Employment 2021-09-22 6:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

BHP Billiton has resolved a case by an employee who claimed the company breached the Fair Work Act by sacking her for alleged social media […]

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Brother of NBA star wins $550,000 in defamation damages against sister
Defamation 2021-09-14 4:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

The sister of NBA star Ben Simmons has been ordered to pay $550,000 in damages to half-brother Sean Tribe for a series of Tweets alleging […]

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High Court finds media responsible for third-party Facebook comments
Defamation 2021-09-08 3:13 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The High Court has found that media outlets are responsible for the publication of defamatory third-party comments on news stories posted to their Facebook pages, […]

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Instagram takes offensive in trade mark battle with Instagoods
Intellectual Property 2021-09-02 5:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Social media giant Instagram has accused Australian retail tech and dating startup Instagoods of “flagrant” trade mark infringement and breaches of the Australian Consumer Law, […]

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