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SOCIAL MEDIA: Anything goes

03 April 2015  

Davina Bentley and Helen Mulcahy investigate the troubled relationship between social media and civil enforcement

In this article we discuss various areas in which Parliament and the judiciary have considered the use of social media to harass, bully and defame, often anonymously, giving rise to civil proceedings and/or criminal offences.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Blaney v Persons Unknown [2009] unreported, Lewison J, ChD, 1 October

    Cairns v Modi [2012] EWHC 756 (QB)

    Cooke & anor v MGN Ltd & anor [2014] EWHC 2831 (QB)

    Johnson v Steele & ors [2014] EWHC B24 (QB)

    The Bussey Law Firm PC & anor v Page [2015] EWHC 563 (QB)