Title Quoted in Crikey: ‘Online reviews are a legal minefield. You better believe it’ Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Crikey Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 18/02/20 Description Last week, in the Federal Court, a Melbourne dentist compelled Google to reveal the personal details of an anonymous user who left a bad review about his practice.
A week before that, Adelaide barrister Gordon Cheng picked up $750,000 in a successful defamation case against a woman who posted a series of bad Google reviews.
The “hidden epidemic” is such that a group of Australian entrepreneurs have launched a class action against Google, claiming the tech giant has failed its duty of care, in failing to prevent the spread of defamatory online reviews.
What happens to defamation action in an era when practically everyone is a publisher?
Producer/Author Charlie Lewis URL https://www.crikey.com.au/2020/02/18/online-reviews-defamation/ Persons Michael C Douglas