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    Posted: 08 Jul 2019 at 1:36pm
A Sydney court's decision to charge Google with contempt for failing to remove defamatory reviews could open the floodgates for "suburban defamation" but some online businesses have welcomed the ruling for bringing more scrutiny to the truthfulness of online posts.

The Sun Herald and Sunday Age revealed on Sunday that Google faced a contempt of court charge for failing to remove defamatory reviews about a Sydney businessman in a landmark case heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday.

It means any company ... that allows comment on its social media pages can be liable for defamation in circumstances where it may not have read or even known that the post was there."

MinterEllison partner Peter Bartlett

Peter Bartlett, a partner at law firm MinterEllison, said the Google case "breaks new territory" and if upheld "opens the floodgates" for all social media companies and search engines in this country to be sued for defamatory comments posted by their users.

"There are a lot of lawyers that will represent a plaintiff no-win, no-fee and they would see the prospect of recovering substantial damages and costs from a media defendant or a search engine far more attractive than going for a person posting on social media," Mr Bartlett said.https://www.watoday.com.au/national/suburban-defamation-boom-time-for-lawyers-20190707-p524wt.html

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Miranda Devine reckons this is a plot against right wingers because they post more toxic spite bilge online so this will hurt them more.LOL Free speech! We want free speech!
"Two hundred years ago, 99.999 percent of human idiocy went unrecorded. Now we have the Internet."

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Free speech costs money these days
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