Man sued for creating damaging Facebook profile

Yahoo News reports that “A British businessman (Mathew Firsht) has won about AU$40k damages against an old friend (Grant Raphael) who put libellous and unauthorised information about him on Facebook . The pages incorrectly described Firsht’s sexuality and political views and alleged that Firsht owed large sums of money. The information stayed on the site for 16 days until spotted. Firsht alerted Facebook staff who deleted the pages and told his lawyers they had been posted on the site from a computer at Raphael’s home. So all you guys posting and creating in Socialmedialand…”you be careful out there!”

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