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With the Threat of Fake News, Will Social Media Platforms Become More Media Companies and Forsake Legal Protections? – Ed Klaris and Alexia Bedat

FacebookIn the wake of the fake news scandals of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, social media platforms such as Facebook and Snapchat are increasingly being held to standards expected of media, rather than tech, companies. Fact-checkers and editors are entering the scene, raising the question whether social media platforms will continue to be passive Internet service providers, or content providers, or perhaps more of a hybrid.  Continue reading

Case Law, United States: Nicole Eramo v Rolling Stone, Magazine Found to Have Acted with Actual Malice – Alexia Bedat

rolling_stone_lawsuit-fb675-0270On Friday 4 November 4, 2016 a Charlottesville federal jury found Rolling Stone magazine liable for defaming Nicole Eramo, the former Associate Dean of the University of Virginia (“UVA”), in its now infamous article “A Rape on Campus”. Eramo sued Rolling Stone and the author of the story, Sabrine Erdely, for $7.5 million in reputational damages. Continue reading

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