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ACCC takes aim at social media influencers
Social Media 2023-01-27 1:50 pm By Sam Matthews

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has begun a sweep of social media platforms over concerns about “manipulative marketing techniques” employed by influencers. The regulator […]

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Tolga Kumova wins $275,000 defamation judgment against Stock Swami
Defamation 2023-01-09 11:41 pm By Sam Matthews

The man behind the Twitter handle Stock Swami has been ordered to pay $275,000 in damages to Tolga Kumova, after a judge found his tweets […]

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In Stock Swami decision, judge sends own concerns notice to defamation lawyers
Defamation 2023-01-09 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers for respondents in defamation litigation have been put on notice for their practice of tossing defences around like grenades in armed combat — it […]

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‘ASX Wolf’ trader’s Instagram account was unlicensed financial services biz, court rules
Financial Services 2022-12-20 4:51 pm By Sam Matthews

Gold Coast ‘finfluencer’ Tyson Scholz provided illegal financial services by giving tips on his Instagram account and to customers who paid for access to his […]

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Facebook flags potential conflict of interest in cryptocurrency ad class action
Cryptocurrency 2022-10-25 2:45 pm By Sam Matthews

Facebook owner Meta wants to uncover the basis on which crypto tokens have been issued to bankroll a class action over its 2018 ban on […]

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Facebook page admin hit with $205,000 judgment for defamatory comments
Defamation 2022-10-05 3:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has ordered a Victoria local councillor to pay a developer $205,000 in damages after finding he was responsible for comments on a community […]

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Peter Dutton drops High Court appeal over ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Defamation 2022-09-27 1:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Opposition leader Peter Dutton has dropped a High Court appeal seeking to overturn a Full Court judgment that found a tweet by refugee activist Shane […]

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Daily Mail appeals $150,000 Erin Molan defamation judgment
Defamation 2022-09-14 11:48 pm By Sam Matthews

The Daily Mail is appealing a judge’s decision to award Nine sports presenter Erin Molan $150,000 over an article concerning an on-air remark she made […]

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Sports presenter Erin Molan wins $150,000 defamation judgment against Daily Mail
Defamation 2022-08-30 11:27 am By Sam Matthews

Nine sports presenter Erin Molan has won a substantial payout from the Daily Mail over an article concerning an on-air remark she made about the […]

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Peter Dutton wants to grill lawyer on possible ‘sham bills’ in defamation spat
Defamation 2022-08-12 11:36 am By Sam Matthews

Opposition leader Peter Dutton has questioned a costs agreement between refugee activist Shane Bazzi and his solicitors in a defamation dispute, raising the possibility that […]

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