Social Media, Online Posts & Defamation

These days, it is common for us scroll through social media every available free moment we have, even if it is for mere few seconds. Imagine scrolling through social media and you discovered a post circulating about you that is untrue. Anger builds up and you want to take legal actions against the person who posted that post. Do you have legal recourse?

We had in our previous article discussed the legal repercussions of online posts. One of the repercussions discussed was civil defamation. This article discussed the civil cause of action of defamation in more detail in relation to online posts.

Getting into trouble online – legal repercussions of online posts

In this day and age, it is without a doubt that technology has permeated into almost every aspect of our lives. In fact, it is not uncommon for people to air their grievances on social media. It is, however, quite worrying that there are some who post their grievances, anger and frustration on social media without understanding or even thinking about the repercussions of their post – particularly if the post has been exaggerated, inflated, or inaccurate. This article will discuss the legal repercussions from such inaccurate online post.