Think twice before you hit that ‘Like’ button on Facebook. A man has been fined a $4,100 by a Swiss court for ‘liking’ a few defamatory posts.
The court ruled the accused endorsed and shared fake information, by ‘liking’ it.
Therefore it appeared in his user’s feed. The posts ‘liked’ contained libellous comments and opinions.
The posts were written by a third party and accused an animal rights activist in racism and anti-Semitism.
Risking being temporally blocked from Facebook
— #Hannahmeyer (@hannahmeyer_) May 6, 2013
— Danny Large (@LifeInLarge) April 18, 2012