Interviewed for Crikey story: ‘Clive Palmer’s latest defamation threat is the new norm for online content’, regarding Palmer’s threats to Youtuber friendlyjordies

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Period2 Oct 2019

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  • TitleInterviewed for Crikey story: ‘Clive Palmer’s latest defamation threat is the new norm for online content’, regarding Palmer’s threats to Youtuber friendlyjordies
    Media name/outletCrikey
    CountryAustralia
    Date2/10/19
    DescriptionLast week, Clive Palmer made headlines for threatening to sue Australian YouTuber Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies) over a video posted earlier this year. Palmer claims the content was defamatory as it caused him “extreme embarrassment and humiliation; and damage to professional, personal and political reputation”.

    Palmer’s threat — foreshadowing damages of half a million dollars — follows a trend of an increasing number of defamation suits lodged over online posts, including on social media.
    Producer/AuthorAmber Schultz
    URLhttps://www.crikey.com.au/2019/10/02/clive-palmer-friendlyjordies-defamation/
    PersonsMichael Douglas