‘I hate’ forums face legal challenge

Social networking forums, where users give full vent to their gripes about everyone from gas providers to the local bus operator, have caught the eye of media lawyers, who warn that such postings may be leaving sites such as Facebook, Beebo and MySpace open to libel actions.

I wonder if this applies to spiteful comments about teachers?

The defence in the past has been that the site owner removes the content as soon as they become aware of it but it might be that this isn’t enough.


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