Our very own Billy Fitzgerald was featured on ABC News on 13 January 2024, discussing potential defamation risks.
ABC News reports that naming and shaming alleged criminals on social media can itself be a crime.
Billy commented that when it came to “naming and shaming” alleged criminals online, it could also be a major defamation risk if that person was misidentified.
Within the interview, Billy talks about how Rose Litigation Lawyers recently acted for a client who was found to have been defamed in an online blog.
“As part of the Supreme Court judgement, the client was awarded damages against the defendant in the order of $400,000”.
“I often use this as a cautionary tale of the fraught dangers associated with online publications.”
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