Defamation goes beyond a person

All rights reserved: Widjaya Ivan

All rights reserved: Widjaya Ivan

The readings for this week explore the idea of defamation. Defamation is when a person, third party or even a group of people are spoken about in a manner that impacts of the reputation of that person or group of people.

I had never considered being racist, sexist or homophobic as defamatory. Although the lecture reinforced that this behaviour online is highly defamatory.

Port Adelaide Football Club were faced with a tough decision last week when the CEO of one of their principal partners posted a homophobic slur on his Facebook page. The most had huge ramifications and intense backlash from the AFL Community.

I wrote a blog post for Bound for Glory News. You can read about it here.

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