Sex offender awarded £20,000 in damages against Facebook

Landmark ruling in NI finds social media giant and page operator liable for misusing private information

A convicted child abuser who featured on a Facebook page set up to monitor paedohphiles in Northern Ireland is to be awarded £20,000 in damages, a High Court judge ruled today.

In a landmark verdict, Mr Justice Stephens held that both the social media giant and page operator Joe McCloskey were liable for misusing private information.

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