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Decision rejecting appeal in Voller defamation case means companies will be likely to ban comments on more social media postsGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingSome of Australia’s biggest media companies have lost a bid in the high court to escape liability for defamatory third-party comments on their social media posts.In a five-two majority decision on Wednesday, the court rejected Fairfax and News Corp’s appeal, finding they could be held liable for allegedly defamatory material posted to their Facebook pages about Dylan Voller, whose mistreatment in the Northern Territory’s Don Dale youth detention centre led to a royal commission. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-09-08 03:33:03 UTC ]
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