Defamation & social media

Ireland’s defamation laws were not written with social media in mind. However, the nature of defamation is undoubtedly changing with the rise of social media.

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Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are making it all too easy for people to make damaging and misleading comments.

Given the viral nature of the internet, it is no surprise that comments made online have formed the basis of many recent defamation proceedings. It is important to remember that social media platforms are public domains, and the comments you make can have potentially expensive consequences.

How we can help

If you are involved in a defamation dispute, Prospect Law can help you by:

  • Guiding you through the legal process and advising you what steps to take

  • Minimizing the likelihood of the matter reaching court

  • Representing you in any defamation proceedings

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