Blogger Agrees to Pay Financial Settlement to Melania Trump for Defamation; Canadian Wins $65,000 in Lawsuit Against Neighbor for Facebook Post

First Lady Melania Trump has settled a defamation case against a US blogger who allegedly defamed her. The blogger agreed to pay an undisclosed sum and issued a retraction and apology.

A Canadian in 2016 won $50,000 in general damages, and $15,000 in punitive damages against a neighbor who posted defamatory statements on Facebook. Click.

A teacher in Australia won $12,500 in a defamation lawsuit against his estranged wife who posted on Facebook that he engaged in domestic violence. She was unable to prove it. Click.

A former high school student in Australia was ordered to pay $105,000 after defaming a music teacher on Facebook and Twitter, claiming she was responsible for his father losing his job as a senior teacher at the school. Click.

Facebook makes some effort to remove things that violate the Facebook Terms (ex: pornography, hate speech, threats, graphic violence, bullying and spam), but it’s often difficult to reach a human at Facebook. Details on how to report something can be found in the Help Center: https://www.facebook.com/help/www/181495968648557?ref=u2u

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