The social media giant Facebook serves to put all kind of information without looking at limits. As recently, a Swiss court has imposed a fine of more than four thousand dollars on a man for posting likes in defamatory comments on Facebook.
Court Fines Man For Liking Posts On Facebook
The social media giant Facebook is undoubtedly the largest social network in the world. This platform serves to put all kind of information without looking at limits.
Recently, a Swiss court has imposed a fine of more than four thousand dollars on a man for posting likes in defamatory comments on Facebook.
The case is ridiculous because it is, apparently, the first situation where a man is condemned to pay a fine by simply putting likes in a publication.
According to a statement from the Swiss court, the post which the man liked describes that Mr. Kessler as racist, anti-Semitic or fascist, and his organization as a neo-Nazi association, were liked by a number of people.
The case goes back to 2015, where at the time a social network discussion was generated that was related to the participation of animal welfare groups at a vegan street festival.
The fine imposed by the court, this Monday, was four thousand Swiss francs ($4124). It is known that the 45-year-old man will have placed only six likes, with the court finding that “the defendant clearly endorsed the unseemly content and made it his own point of view.” The court adds that “the mere fact that someone puts like in a publication ends up disseminating it through their contact list.”
Kessler will have sued more people who also commented on his activity on Facebook, and some of them also ended up being condemned. However, such convictions were due to the comments made and not properly to the likes in the publication.
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