Don’t anyhow “Like”

In Uncategorized on 01/06/2017 at 4:43 am

While the u/m happened in a country where the English common law law of defamation doesn’t apply, I wouldn’t be surprised if in the near future, the lawyers of a leading member of the PAP sue some S’porean for liking a defamatory FB post about their client.

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.

The 45-year-old man liked six comments, according to Swiss newspaper Le Temps.

  1. Well, if the punishments are like in Europe or US, most Sinkies won’t mind. Apart from the usual impact of getting or retaining a “good job”.

    That Swiss guy only got conditional fine of CHF4K. And is conditional, so he doesn’t need to pay if he “behaves well”.

    Funnily enough SG’s criminal defamation punishments are similar to US / Europe. No wonder PAPies don’t bother using criminal defamation but instead use civil defamation, where the sky’s the limit.

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