Monday, 14 March 2011

£3,000 Libel & Defamation through Twitter.

Welsh politician Colin Elsbury who has 28 followers on Twitter ( learnt a very expensive lesson.

He put a libelloust tweet Post about Councillor Edward John Talbot during the elections.

The court ruled in favour of Councillor Talbot and Colin Elsbury has to pay £3,000 Libel + a rumoured £50,000 in Lawyer Fees.

Yet another reason why poeple in the public eye should really think twice before posting Twitter and Facebook type messages that can be seen by many.

However in the case of Colin Elsbury this was a very expensive mistake, one he will not forget anytime soon.

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