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Twibel: A matter of Internet privacy
JOURNAL OF INFORMATION PRIVACY AND SECURITY (2016)
  • Judy Wynekoop
  • Raymond Placid, Florida Gulf Coast University
Abstract
Social media websites have become a powerful communication tool, wherean individual can communicate with one person or millions of people. As a consequence, individuals are utilizing social media to report newsworthy events, as well as to post opinions, which may include postingnegative information about another person or entity that can be harmful to such persons or entitys reputation (i.e., defamation), a phenomenon that is
new to the legal system. This article reviews the legal precedent in the UnitedStates that addresses the legal impact of a defamatory statement sentthrough a social media website such as Twitter.
Keywords
  • Internet,
  • privacy,
  • law,
  • defmation
Publication Date
April 14, 2016
DOI
10.1080/15536548.2016.1160678
Citation Information
Judy Wynekoop and Raymond Placid. "Twibel: A matter of Internet privacy" JOURNAL OF INFORMATION PRIVACY AND SECURITY Vol. 12 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 84 - 92 ISSN: 1553-6548
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/judy_wynekoop/6/