Court rules on local user’s defamatory FB posts

The Trinidad Express reports on Justice Frank Seepersad’s ruling on defamatory posts attributed to a local Facebook user…

It is difficult to fathom how any right thinking member of society would contemplate to publish words such as those posted on the Defendant’s Facebook account.  Sadly however, far too often, social media is used as a forum to engage in this type of irresponsible and cruel discourse. This state of affairs cannot continue unabated and the Court therefore has elected to mould and apply the common law in a manner which gives some degree of protection to citizens. There is entrenched in local parlance the phrase, “You will pay for your mouth”.

Read the full report here.