South African Court Facebook

The Middelburg High Court ordered a local businesswoman to remove defamatory Facebook posts and also held the social media giant to account over the posts.

This comes after South African law firm Cawood Attorneys succeeded in forcing social media giant Facebook to take its place in court in a case of social media slander against the firm and one of its directors.

This ruling sets vital precedent, drawing the line for social media slander and disrepute, as well as holding the social media platform responsible to uphold the law when it comes to defamatory remarks and hate speech.

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