The Facebook Effect: Landmark Decision in Australia Holds Media Companies Liable for Third Party Comments

Faith Gordon

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Examines the New South Wales Supreme Court ruling in Voller v Nationwide News Pty Ltd on whether three media organisations were liable for defamatory comments posted by third parties on their public Facebook pages. Comments on the need for reform of defamation law illustrated by the judgment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-185
Number of pages4
JournalCommunications Law
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Law
  • Defamation
  • Social Media
  • Australia

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