Judge: Facebook comments were “puerile,” but not defamation

28 07 2010

A New York Supreme Court has dismissed a defamation suit over a private Facebook group that existed primarily for the purpose of mocking a teenaged girl. In the decision, Judge Randy Sue Marber wrote that the group’s malicious postings, which were made by a number of teenagers, were clearly not statements of fact—not to mention that they weren’t even public.

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