5 Easy Ways to Get Sued on Facebook

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq., owner of Ask The Business Lawyer, is an award-winning business attorney, speaker, and Entrepreneur Magazine online contributor. She saves consulting and professional services companies time, money, and aggravation by serving as their outsourced legal counsel.

Posted on July 14, 2017 in IP & Social Media

I’ve been saying this for a while: if you’re want to play in the Internet ballpark, you have to learn the rules. In his recent post, 5 East Ways to Get Sued on Facebook, Jonathan Bailey of Plagiarism Today clearly outlines, as the title promises, five ways you can get yourself in trouble on Facebook. You need to be aware of these issues if you’re engaging in social media . . . and ignorance is not an excuse.  So read his post.

The five pitfalls include:

  • Libel (defamation): making false statements about someone else that tarnish their reputation
  • Copyright infringement: taking/using what doesn’t belong to you
  • Privacy: are you tagging people without their consent?
  • Harrassment: not taking “no” for an answer
  • Breach of contract: improperl;y sharing confidential informsation, for example

Disclaimer: Bailey is not a lawyer, but it’s a good article and a cogent summary of the issues.

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