A new law has been proposed to force blogs and forums to reveal and give-up details of users who post defamatory content online.

A British woman won a court order forcing Facebook to identify users who had harassed her.

The new powers, to be added to the Defamation Bill, will force publishers to identify the trolls and abusers, to make it easier/less costly to bring a case for defamation.

Currently, in legal terms, every website “hit” – visit – on a defamatory article can be counted as a separate offence.  Source:  BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18404621

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