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Original Tweets Only: Retweeters Not Liable for Defamation

ABA: “Re-posters of digital content are not liable for statements they did not author. Only the original creators of digital content can be held liable for defamatory statements, not the re-posters of slanderous posts. The court in Banaian v. Bascom held that persons who reshared original content should not be held to the same standard as those who originally created the content. In so doing, the court analyzed a portion of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) in determining that the statute’s plain meaning safeguards all re-posters of content that other authors first create and share…”

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