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Calls for action on social media by politicians and lawyers

28 January 2014 |

Dr Subhajit Basu, Associate Professor in Information Technology (Cyberlaw) explains the law surrounding Twitter in an article by the Yorkshire Post.

The article details how lawyers and politicians from Yorkshire are calling on social networks to combat abusive content.

Dr Basu comments “The law concerning Twitter is clear – if you make a defamatory allegation about someone you can be sued for libel.”

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