Who is responsible for Facebook comments?

Who is responsible for comments on social media?

In effect, the High Court found that operators and administrators of public social media pages have a positive obligation to monitor and assess posts and comments made by third-party users, and to remove any posts or comments that may be considered defamatory.

Can Facebook be liable for defamation?

As previously reported, the decision of Justice Rothman of the Supreme Court of NSW in Voller v Nationwide News Pty Ltd, extended the reach of defamation law such that media outlets could be held liable as ‘publishers’ for defamatory Facebook comments made by third parties on the media outlets’ Facebook posts.

What to do if someone is defaming you on Facebook?

Report or flag the slanderous content, Report the defamation through Facebook’s defamation reporting form (for non-U.S. residents), and. Work with an internet defamation attorney to send a demand letter or file a defamation lawsuit.

Is it possible to sue Facebook?

May I sue Facebook, Twitter, or other social-media companies for violating my First Amendment or free-speech rights? No. The First Amendment restricts governmental action only.

Can Facebook admins be held liable?

In the United States, no administrator or host can be held liable for the activities of users. This has been established law for decades.

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Is there a law for social media?

Laws associated with social media litigation include the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act. Defamation and privacy lawsuits can be filed based on social media content. Social networking sites often have greater protection under the law than their users.