This news item on BBC Urdu gives a brief idea about how social media is considered in UK’s court of law and I quite like it.
- If you are posting something online, you are responsible for it. Not being aware of the rules is not acceptable excuse.
- If you are originator of the post, you will have to prove what is in the content of the post.
- If you repost something that someone else has shared, you and the person who orignally posted it are equally accountable. You cannot say in the court of law that you are only forwarding what someone else said.
- The more a post is re-shared, the bigger will be the crime.