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.