Social Media Law Blog

17 Apr 2021
Biden v Knight First Amendment Institute and Twitter’s right to exclude users

Biden v Knight First Amendment Institute, summary of the facts of the case. The case was first brought on behalf of Twitter users who objected to the right of President Donald Trump to block them. The core complaint was that the President’s Twitter account was an “official” account and that the comments section on his Twitter account was a “constitutionally protected public forum

06 Mar 2021
Why India farmers protest is supported by social media giants

Why India farmers protest is supported by social media giants

23 Feb 2021
Does Facebook deliberately promote Chaos

There are political ideologies that thrive on chaos. What if one day (or perhaps already) Facebook decides to adopt one of those ideologies and start using its power and influence to promote and spread chaos in some countries or around the world.

05 Feb 2021
Why the police must have little tolerance towards online trolls

Yesterday I gave an interview to BBC Scotland where I explained why the government must take a tougher approach and prosecute people who commit harassment on social media. This was after reports by NHS nurses of the spill of the harassment against them to offline, with nurses being abused on the street. The advice given […]

18 Jun 2020
Why spying on your employees working from home might not be such as a good idea

Tool lets the boss watch
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01 Jun 2020
Breach of privacy after a post on a private Facebook Group court case

In the case where damages awarded for breach of privacy on Facebook, it was shown that even when family members share information among themselves (only 35 people had access to the information), where the information is considered to be privacy

28 Apr 2020
Why do European governments are reluctant to use mobile phone tracking apps to save lives

Tracing apps are playing a significant role in some countries in combating COVID-19. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has given a huge boost to some technological advances but more importantly, the virus has created a public readiness to accept them.

23 Apr 2020
Breach of privacy of children when parents post images of minors on social media

What are the legal consequences of parents posting images and other private information about their young children on the internet

08 Apr 2020
What are the legal risks for parents who post images of their children on social media

As our lives become more isolated and the amount of time we spend on social media is soaring, we start quickly to run out of original things to post. Thank God, though, that there are children in this world. No matter where you put them, they will always come up with something funny, creative and […]

26 Feb 2020
Identifying online trolls would curtail bullying

‘It could be a very simple process,’ says Yair Cohen, Internet Law Expert

25 Feb 2020
Celebrity harassment, vulnerability and online anonymity

The internet is allowing all type of vultures to take advantage of celebrities’ vulnerability. Celebrity harassment lawyer Yair Cohen says harassment of celebrities online is permitted because we encourage anonymous speech online

01 Jan 2020
Is Facebook a publisher?

The truth of the matter is that Facebook is now a “publisher” and as such it can be sued, at least in the UK for

01 Nov 2019
Twitter, Facebook, Political Ads and Mission Statements

At times of trouble, when important decisions need to be made, within the organisation about a critical topic, the place to turn to for the right answer is the mission statement. Mission statements are a way get everyone focused on the right direction, and they play a part in helping a business make sound long-term decisions.

11 Sep 2019
Why homophobic hate crime has surged in England and Wales

Solicitor Yair Cohen speaks to BBC Radio Kent about The rate of homophobic hate crimes in the UK, including stalking and online harassment, has more than doubled over the past five years, with Kent police reporting a staggering 400% increase in reported cases.

09 Sep 2019
Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson Trolling

I don’t know Jesy Nelson, but I feel both, relieved and delighted that she had found the courage to speak out about her experience to the BBC. I am absolutely sure that actions will save lives