Defamation in the internet age: could a $400,000 Australian court ruling silence the notorious online forum Kiwi Farms?

  • October 22, 2023
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An Australian company that helped the website remain accessible has been ordered to pay damages – but the legal arguments remain unsettled

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An Australian company found to have helped keep the notorious forum Kiwi Farms accessible online has been ordered to pay more than $400,000 in damages after a successful defamation action in the Victorian supreme court.

The case is just the latest instalment in a long-running saga that has pitted activists against a website that will not stay down, raising sticky questions about who is responsible for harmful online speech.

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