Tuesday, June 12, 2012

British Judge Forces Facebook To Identify Trolls

Schwartz, Mathew, J. "British Judge Forces Facebook To Identify Trolls." InformationWeek, June 11, 2012.

From the article: "A British judge has ruled that Facebook must help identify multiple people who allegedly created a fake Facebook page and used it to harass a British woman. 
… According to legal experts, her case is the first-ever private prosecution in Britain involving online harassment, although Facebook reportedly has yet to receive the official legal papers, which must be served in the United States, since that's the primary place Facebook stores its data. Reached for comment about the case, a Facebook official stressed that the social network encourages people to use their real names when creating accounts. Read more