Facebook Page Administrators Fear Legal Action Over Defamatory Comments

This is a matter of importance for the Flower Industry as many of you run and/or are involved in different online forums.

“The High Court of Australia has ruled that a person running a Facebook page could be liable for defamatory comments made by others on the page, even prior to them being made aware the comments exist.”

Defamation: The oral or written communication of a false statement about another that unjustly harms their reputation and usually constitutes a tort or a crime.

source: Facebook pages fall quiet as administrators fear legal action over defamatory comments – ABC News