CPS warns on-line ‘trials’ are out of line even in ‘privacy’ of your Facebook page

Leigh G Banks

Leigh G Banks

Leigh G Banks is a former Fleet Street journalist, now a writer and broadcaster with RTI.fm

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3 Responses

  1. leigh says:

    Lyn Sherman
    Sounds like they are hoping they can quiet the outrage people have for this adminstration and its leadership.

  2. leigh says:

    Starr Helton These are libel laws from England who has been much more proactive about Social Media than the United States. I think that the dividing line in the United States will settle out around what is considered to be a private citizen and what is considered to be a private citizen. I don’t comment on local private people who have been charged with crimes. In this case it sounds like an online media person who was broadcasting about someone who was currently/or about to be on trial. However, it is always a good idea to remember that libel and slander laws do apply to Social Media in the United States as well. It is also good to remind people during this election season that if you threaten a public person, for example the President, it can become a matter for Law Enforcement Agencies. It is just not a good idea to make those kinds of threats. Once a threat has been made on a post, if I see it, then I do not comment on that posting.

  3. leigh says:

    Nicole Hill Smokescreen!

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