Swiss court fines man for libel due to Facebook likes

May 31, 2017

Be careful next time you start pressing that Like button on Facebook.

A court in Switzerland has fined a man for “liking” comments deemed to be defamatory that were posted on Facebook. The landmark case involved comments made about Erwin Kessler, the head of an animal protection group.

He was accused of being anti-Semitic and racist, media reports say. The Zurich district court said the defendant “clearly endorsed the unseemly content and made it his own” by liking comments.

Read more from BBC News:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40097792

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