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Mean Tweets cost a 20-year-old $100,000

Mean Tweets cost a 20-year-old $100,000

In Australia, a former student who was a little too quick to judge on Twitter has gotten himself  in hot water:

A music teacher in Australia has been awarded £57,000 [about $100,000] in damages for defamation on Twitter and Facebook after she was targeted by a former student who "bore a grudge".

Andrew Farley, 20, the son of the school’s head of the music and arts department, wrote defamatory messages about Christine Mickle, 58, who replaced Mr Farley’s father. He had never been taught by the popular teacher but posted the messages a year after graduating, suggesting she was responsible for the fate of his father, who stood down in 2008 for health reasons.

You can read the whole story, from the Telegraph newspaper in England, here.

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