Italian defamation by Internet Service Provider: the “WhatsApp status” case

According to Italian Law, harmful statements towards the honour and dignity of the offended subject released through WhatsApp status may give rise to defamation criminal offence. In this case, the defamation arises in case the statements are visible to the contacts, Previous principle has been affirmed by the Italian Court of Cassation in the sentence […]

Italian libel by social media: an outline

Generally speaking, social media are perceived as public squares where individuals may socialise, discuss, and exchange opinion. In this context, it is possible that individuals decide to post aggressive, offensive, or defamatory comments. Such conduct brings several consequence especially defamation law. In addition, such offence is typical within separation and divorce contexts where former partners […]