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Thanet Facebook Page Owner Sued?

Thanet commentary Facebook Page "In Touch With Thanet" has been threatened with legal action.

Whether or not you see In Touch With Thanet as a blog or simply some periphery social media presence it cannot be denied that the more than two thousand followers of the page enjoy the almost daily posts. For those of you living under a rock this last year In Touch With Thanet is a page where the news about Thanet is often posted along with first hand video and photography of events and people feel they can freely discuss what is going on in Thanet.

Somehow this has upset people.


Quite what a Facebook page could have possibly have posted in the name of political debate that could be worthy of litigation currently escapes me.

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This Funny Normal comment was left by Dr J [score: 1]:

Arkell v. Pressdram (1971) [unreported]
Solicitor (Goodman Derrick & Co.):

We act for Mr Arkell who is Retail Credit Manager of Granada TV Rental Ltd. His attention has been drawn to an article appearing in the issue of Private Eye dated 9th April 1971 on page 4. The statements made about Mr Arkell are entirely untrue and clearly highly defamatory. We are therefore instructed to require from you immediately your proposals for dealing with the matter. Mr Arkell's first concern is that there should be a full retraction at the earliest possible date in Private Eye and he will also want his costs paid. His attitude to damages will be governed by the nature of your reply.

Private Eye:

We acknowledge your letter of 29th April referring to Mr J. Arkell. We note that Mr Arkell's attitude to damages will be governed by the nature of our reply and would therefore be grateful if you would inform us what his attitude to damages would be, were he to learn that the nature of our reply is as follows: f*** off.

If they know what they've said isn't libelous, In Touch With Thanet should give refer them to the proposed reply above.
10/01/2014 09:16:49

This Normal comment was left by Matt B [score: 0]:

Edit: I've fixed some type-os and a few spelling errors.

Dr J, yes the consensus does seem to be that Mr S should tell them to go hang but only he knows how sure his standing is in these matters.
11/01/2014 09:20:15
 


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