Elon Musk 'Pedo Guy' Tweet Defamation Win Could Change Legal Landscape For Social Media - Independen

Elon Musk 'Pedo Guy' Tweet Defamation Win Could Change Legal Landscape For Social Media - Independen

Elon Musk 'pedo guy' tweet defamation win could change legal landscape for social media - Independent.ie

Musk defamation win could change legal landscape for social media

8.12.2019

Musk defamation win could change legal landscape for social media

Elon Musk, the billionaire boss of Tesla and SpaceX, emerged victorious this weekend from his defamation trial as a US federal court jury swiftly rejected a $190m (€172m) claim brought

They attributed it to Musk's fame and the perceived youthfulness of the jury. But they also agreed it would shift the legal landscape, undercutting the cases that would have seemed viable before the trial while defendants would use it to try to reduce possible settlement values.

Musk and Tesla reached a $40m (€36m) settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last year over claims he misled investors with a tweet declaring he had secured financing to buy out the electric car maker. Earlier this year, the SEC sought to hold him in contempt of court for tweeting a misleading projection of how many cars Tesla would make. That led to a new agreement imposing tight controls on Musk's tweets about the company.

US President Donald Trump, singer and actress Courtney Love and actor James Woods have all been embroiled in multiple libel lawsuits over tweets, with mixed results.

The judge described Trump's message as"rhetorical hyperbole", fired off with an incredulous tone that no reasonable person would take as factual statement about Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

Read more: Independent.ie

Elon Musk cleared of defaming British caver over 'pedo guy' tweet - Independent.ieElon Musk did not defame British caver Vernon Unsworth, who helped in last year's rescue of trapped Thai schoolboys, by calling him a 'pedo guy', a US jury has found. A jury deliberated

British cave expert loses Elon Musk defamation case over 'pedo guy' comment - Independent.ieElon Musk has been found not liable in a defamation case involving a British cave explorer. Just 1 guy - not a nation! Sub disaster film angers Russians Sick making decision

Elon Musk cleared of defamation over 'pedo guy' tweetTech billionaire Elon Musk has been cleared of defamation over the 'pedo guy' tweet. Jurors clearly now much more financially stable than at the start of the case! How is calling someone a pedo not defamation?

Elon Musk found not liable after calling Brit cave explorer 'pedo guy' onlineLawyers on behalf of Mr Musk argued it was no more than a playground insult and did not represent an allegation of paedophilia

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