Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Swiss man sued for ‘liking’ Facebook posts that called a convicted racist a racist

Should you be legally liable for liking, sharing and retweeting possibly offensive stuff? The simple answer should be ‘no’, but that doesn’t stop touchy people from filing charges. In Switzerland, the first trial based on likes on Facebook is currently underway. According to The Local, a 45-year-old from Zurich has been charged with defamation for liking Facebook posts that accused the plaintiff of being anti-Semitic. So basically, a man is being prosecuted for liking something somebody else posted. The case originates in an online drama within the animal rights community in Switzerland. The heated debate included posts that accused Erwin Kessler, the president of animal protection…

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