UK Court: Hold Google Liable For Libelous Posts

A UK judge has said that Google and other internet companies could be held responsible for libellous postings on their websites if they fail to remove them quickly. The ruling was part of a case filed in 2012 by Payam Tamiz, a law student and former Conservative party local council candidate in London's Court of Appeal. According to the Guardian, the court ruled that a gap of five weeks between a complaint being made and the removal of allegedly defamatory comments on a blogpost could leave it open to libel action.

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