Twitter's defamation door knock

Twitter's latest legal headache has brought the broader issue of its legal culpability into sharper focus and exposed some weaknesses in our existing defamation law.

Twitter is being sued for defamation by a Melbourne man who was wrongly identified as the author of a “hate blog” directed at writer and TV personality, Marieke Hardy.

Hardy posted a tweet last year to “name and shame” Joshua Meggitt, the Melbourne man she incorrectly identified as the blog’s author, leading Meggitt to sue Twitter for defamation.


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