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“I can see the Palin case providing a vehicle to return libel laws back to a time when it was much easier for public figures to sue the press.”
Is a defamatory comment left on your Facebook page more like graffiti on a wall, a streaker on live TV, or a hand-delivered telegram? Whatever your metaphor, Australian courts now say publishers are legally liable for words they neither wrote nor published.
The arguments for smarter public support of journalism, the rise of civic engagement in social media, and the changing practices of foreign correspondents: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
Plus: The BBC sex abuse scandal and possible libel on Twitter, a new report on post-industrial journalism, and the rest of this week’s media/tech news.
The director of the Citizen Media Law Project says the decision puts a dent in a common claim of those seeking defamation suits.
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