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Anonymous Comment Online? US Court Waives off Immunity Clause

Credits: MFMonitor A Philadelphia court has ordered philly.com, a website to reveal the name of an anonymous commenter, for his defamatory comments on electricians’ union leader John Dougherty, triggering new move on online comments and their anonymity. The user made a comment anonymously known as “trolls” with a fictious name “fbpdplt,” and called Dougherty in […]

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The Cost of Internet Defamation

Credits: The Huffington Post By: Sue Scheff In our kids ears and out of their mouths -- and now, on to their social networking sites! That may not be exactly what happened in the case of Patrick Snay, former headmaster of Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, but it is eerily similar. After his contract […]

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Bogus online reviews – what to watch out for

Credits: Herald Sun Business By: John Rolfe State fair trading authorities and ACCC investigating bogus reviews on internet AT least 10 businesses have been sprung posting bogus reviews on the internet to dupe would-be customers. Those suspected of feathering their own online nest include a major funeral company, a high-end restaurant and a building company […]

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Fake online reviews the focus of new ACCC guide

Credits: Hospitality Magazine By: Brea Carter In a bid to tackle issues surrounding fake online reviews, The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a best practice guide for businesses and review platforms such as UrbanSpoon. Online reviews: a guide for business and review platforms touches on everything from guiding principles for posting reviews […]

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