Facebook wins defamation suit

Back in March Denise Finkel’s defamation suit against Facebook and high school friends received considerable publicity.  She claimed in her suit that the social networking giant and her friends had harassed her by creating a Facebook group spreading nasty rumors about her.  Of course by filing the suit against Facebook, her friends’ mean taunts were given even more publicity but I guess the prospect of receiving $3 million papered over that pain.

Anyway, the judge hearing the case dismissed Facebook from the lawsuit based on the fact that the website was shielded from liability by the Communications Decency Act.

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