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Australia High Court Rules Media Companies Liable for Third Party Comments on Their Facebook Pages

AP News | Equities.com |

Australia’s highest court on Wednesday made a landmark ruling that media outlets are “publishers” of allegedly defamatory comments posted by third parties on their official Facebook pages.

The High Court dismissed an argument by some of Australia’s largest media organizations — Fairfax Media Publications, Nationwide News and Australian News Channel — that for people to be publishers, they must be aware of the defamatory content and intend to convey it.


Discovery in Discussions To Acquire United Kingdom's Channel 4 Television

Kimberly Redmond | Equities.com |

US Broadcasting giant Discovery Inc (Nasdaq: DISCA) is in talks to potentially take over Britain’s state-owned public service channel network, Channel 4 Television Corporation.

The UK government is also holding informal discussions with broadcasters ITV Plc and Comcast Corporation’s Sky and does not expect to close a deal until mid-2022, The Telegraph reported on Saturday.


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