By Erik Larson and Kristen Schweizer Brisbane Times/Bloomberg A former UK politician wrongly named on Twitter as a paedophile after a false report by the BBC may expand the reach of libel law with his threat to sue thousands of people over online posts. Alastair McAlpine, 70, a former Tory party treasurer, has said he’ll [...]
McLibel 2.0 – Why Did ITV Hand Over 125K for ‘Schofield’s List’ and Can You Sue 10,000 Twitter Users?
By Peter Sterry 21st Century Wire Senior Editor Extraordinary – another out of court settlement – this time by ITV over the notorious ‘Schofield’s List’. Is this getting out of hand? Notice the pattern emerging. All deep pockets, all settling out of court. It stands to reason though, if you’re going to sue, because lawyers [...]
Lord McAlpine, the former Conservative Party treasurer wrongly named as a paedophile by people on Twitter, has made a formal complaint to Scotland Yard By Steven Swinford This morning the peer asked police to investigate potentially thousands of people who used the website to make “malicious communications” against him but have failed to apologise. The [...]