To quote the Telegraph ‘A former MP, who was falsely accused of being part of a VIP paedophile ring, has won a rare libel action over comments made about him on social media’.
The MP described how he had received threats of violence and ‘hundreds if not thousands’ of aggressive messages. One person had even been convicted for making death threats against him.
Social media is not regulated and it is very easy for someone to use this to trash a person’s reputation either maliciously or because they have not checked the facts.
It is to be hoped that this case will be a deterrent to those who think about misusing the media in this way.
Read the report in the Telegraph here