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DEFAMATION: Defamatory comments on a third party’s Facebook wall no different to putting up a notice on a notice board

Stocker v. Stocker [2018] EWCA Civ 170, 12 February 2018

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales ruled in Stocker v. Stocker that a person who posted comments on the Facebook wall of one of her Facebook friends was responsible for the publication of the comments to third parties. The case raises important issues about the test for liability for publication in a third party controlled social media space.

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