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Australia Defamation Case Signals a Crackdown on Ordinary Citizens, Critics Say

New York Times
The case’s outcome was not unheard-of in a country with notoriously strict defamation laws, but it was unusual that the defendant was not another politician or a high-profile journalist, said Michael Douglas, a senior lecturer in private law at the University of Western Australia. “It’s consistent with the theme that......

Alex Jones Guilty by Default in All Sandy Hook Defamation Suits

New York Times
A superior court in Connecticut granted a sweeping victory to the families of eight people killed in a 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., suing the far-right broadcaster and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars media outlet for defamation. The judge in Connecticut ruled......

Smartmatic Sues Newsmax and One America News Network, Claiming Defamation

New York Times
The legal battle against disinformation from right-wing media outlets is expanding. Smartmatic, an election technology firm that became a target of pro-Trump conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential race, sued Newsmax and One America News Network on Wednesday for defamation, demanding that the conservative cable networks face jury trials for......

CNN denies Australians access to its Facebook pages, cites defamation risk

Reuters
SYDNEY, Sept 29 (Reuters) – CNN said it is preventing Australians from accessing its Facebook Inc (FB.O) pages after a court ruled that publishers can be liable for defamation in public comment sections and the social media firm refused to help it disable comments in the country. The move makes......

Judge allows defamation lawsuits against Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and MyPillow CEO to go forward

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Dominion is seeking billions of dollars in damages, claiming it was harmed by the unfounded claims of election fraud made by the confidants of former President Donald Trump. The company provides election equipment used by more than 40% of......

Netflix must face ex-prosecutor’s defamation lawsuit over Central Park Five Series

Reuters
NEW YORK, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday said Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) must face a defamation lawsuit by former Manhattan prosecutor Linda Fairstein over her portrayal as a racist and unethical villain in “When They See Us,” a 2019 series about the Central Park Five case. U.S.......

Rudy Giuliani skips Dominion, Powell, MyPillow-Lindell defamation case hearing after his law license gets revoked in NY

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives at his apartment building after the suspension of his law license in Manhattan in New York City, New York, June 24, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Mike Lindell, chief executive officer of......

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