Court Fines man for Liking Defamatory Comments on Facebook

Prime News, International, May 31:- In one of the first incidents, a court in Switzerland has fined a man the equivalent of over $4,000 for clicking the “like” button on what a judge said were defamatory Facebook comments.

The comments in question suggested that Erwin Kessler, who runs an animal-rights group, holds racist and anti-Semitic views. The defendant clicked “like” on some of the comments and linked to some of the posts.

Kessler has sued a number of people who participated in those discussions, which began in 2015 during a debate over which animal-rights groups should be allowed to participate in a vegan street festival, according to a Swiss newspaper.

-(KK, Inputs: Agencies)

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