Inforrm's Blog

The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog

Case Law: Riley v Sivier, Public interest defence fails at trial – Radha Bhatt and Rosalind Comyn

Rachel Riley loses latest round of libel case with blogger Mike Sivier over claims she 'harassed' a teenagerIn Riley v Sivier [2022] EWHC 2891 (KB) TV presenter Rachel Riley succeeded in her libel claim against blogger Michael Sivier in a judgment handed down on 16 November 2022 by Mrs Justice Steyn. Dismissing the Defendant’s public interest defence, Mrs Justice Steyn awarded Rachel Riley £50,000 in damages and granted an injunction requiring Michael Sivier to remove the article and refrain from repeating it or words to similar effect again. Continue reading

United States: What social media regulation could look like: Think of pipelines, not utilities – Theodore J Kury

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, and his controversial statements and decisions as its owner, have fueled a new wave of calls for regulating social media companies. Elected officials and policy scholars have argued for years that companies like Twitter and Facebook – now Meta – have immense power over public discussions and can use that power to elevate some views and suppress others. Continue reading

Case Law, CJEU: TU, RE v Google LLC: A step forward in the rational regulation of data? – Persephone Bridgman Baker and Katherine Silverleaf

The recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case of TU, RE v Google LLC ([2022] EUECJ C-460/20) answered two questions referred to it by the German court regarding the delisting of results generated by search engines on the basis that they contain inaccurate information. Continue reading

« Older posts

© 2023 Inforrm's Blog

Theme by Anders NorénUp ↑