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Woman to pay $75,000 for false Facebook post

A prison officer, who was falsely accused of abandoning her three children on social media, has won over $75,000 in compensation for defamation.

Delivering a 39-page judgment in this country’s second social media defamation case earlier this month, High Court Margaret Mohammed ruled that Ama Charles defamed the prison officer in a Facebook post made on January 24, 2016.

The officer’s name was withheld by this newspaper to protect the identities of her children, who are minors, and to avoid the republication of the defamatory statement made against her.

Judge finds woman guilty of libel stemming from her Facebook posts

Be careful what you post on social media.

This as Justice Frank Seepersad has delivered a landmark judgment in the San Fernando Court in relation to social media posts.

A woman who published defamation claims about a family on Facebook, will now have to compensate her victims.

This morning Justice Seepersad ruled that Jenelle Burke made a series of unsubstantiated libellous statements that caused the family to suffering “shame and embarrassment” since those statements were false and may have been seen by thousands

Volney takes to Facebook to represent CEPEP workers

Former Justice Minister Herbert Volney has taken to his personal Facebook page to represent CEPEP workers in his community.

Volney, who was a High Court judge before becoming a minister, compares the salaries of the CEPEP workers to that of a judge.

Volney posted the following on Facebook:

"Hey friends. It's the end of another week and today I wear the CEPEP colours as I've been very close to this group of workers in the constituency of St Joseph. 

Today is Friday at the end of our fortnight.

Technology: Facebook's profit soars, closing in on 2 billion monthly users

Facebook on Wednesday reported that its quarterly profit surged as its ranks of monthly users closed in on two billion, but warned of rising expenses and slowing revenue growth.

The leading social network said it made a profit of $3.06 billion on $8.03 billion in revenue in the first three months of this year, posting increases of 76 percent and 49 percent, respectively, compared to the same period last year.

Meanwhile, the number of people using Facebook monthly increased 17 percent to 1.94 billion, according to the earnings report.

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