Lawsuit Orders Man to Tweet 100 Apologies
A Malaysian man who wrongfully accused his friend's employer of discrimination on the social networking site Twitter has been ordered to tweet 100 apologies as part of the lawsuit settlement.
In January 2011, Fahmi Fadzil tweeted under the Twitter username @fahmi_fadzil that his pregnant friend was treated unfairly by her then-employer, Female Magazine, which is owned by Blu Inc Media. According to ninemsn.com.au, he then retracted the condemning tweet, posting an apology a few hours later.
But Blu Inc Media didn't think that Fadzil's apology was sufficient and filed a defamation lawsuit against him. The lawsuit was ultimately settled out of court, but instead of having to pay a fine, Fadzil agreed to carry out his punishment via Twitter.
Fadzil has been tweeting "I've DEFAMED Blu Inc Media & Female Magazine. My tweets on their HR Policies are untrue. I retract those words & hereby apologize" and is about halfway through his 100 repentant tweets.
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