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Hogan Lovells represents Twitter in first ever “fake news” case

London, Paris, 4 June 2019 – Hogan Lovells recently represented Twitter in the first case brought under the new French ‘fake news’ law.

On 17 May a claim brought by Ms. Marie-Pierre Vieu (a European Deputy running for reelection) and Mr. Pierre Ouzoulias  (a French Senator), against Hogan Lovells client Twitter France SAS, was dismissed by the Paris Civil Court.… Continue Reading

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TMT2020: Copying vs. retweet in Spain: what makes the difference? A vision from the © perspective

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We are excited to present this entry in our new TMT2020 series, which reflects the key technology, media, and telecoms legal issues that are expected to impact today’s organizations and tomorrow’s marketplace.  It also provides an opportunity to highlight contributions by TMT associates across our global offices and practice areas. 

Retweeting has been in the headlines lately, with … Continue Reading

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UK: High court rules that Bercow’s Lord McAlpine tweet was libellous

On Friday, 24 May the High Court ruled that Sally Bercow’s tweet “Why is Lord McAlpine trending? *innocent face*” (the “Tweet“) was defamatory. The ruling followed a preliminary hearing on the meaning of the Tweet. The background to the case is that Lord McAlpine pursued a number of Twitter users, including Sally Bercow, who had re-tweeted false accusations … Continue Reading

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China’s real name registration rules for microbloggers: anything but Micky Mouse

This blog post was provided by our Shanghai office

Rules enacted in March this year requiring users on China’s hugely popular microblogging sites to register using their real names (so no more Mickey Mouses, Ronald McDonalds etc.) do not appear to have been rigorously implemented or enforced to date.  Sina Weibo, China’s biggest microblog operator has publically admitted that it … Continue Reading