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Blogger Immune From Suit for Anonymous Comments : Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

In Mezzacappa v. O’Hare (Docket No. C-48-CV-2014-4521), the plaintiff, a candidate for local office, argued that the defendant should be held liable for defamation, false light, and invasion of privacy for permitting allegedly defamatory third-party posts in the “comments” section of his blog. The plaintiff reasoned that because the defendant had the ability to, and often did, delete and disapprove of third-party comments, the comments that were allowed to stand were essentially “approved” by defendant.

via Blogger Immune From Suit for Anonymous Comments : Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog.

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