Mother to pay daughter €600 after Facebook humiliation


A GERMAN court has ordered a woman to pay her daughter €600 for humiliating her on Facebook.

The woman, in the southwest state of Baden-Württemberg, was charged with copyright violation after posting unflattering pictures of her 24-year-old daughter in a bikini with captions mocking her weight.

The mother told the Bonndorf regional court she “just wanted to share the pictures with her daughter and friends”.

When the daughter heard about the photographs from her friends she said she confronted her mother who claimed not to understand how the social networking site functioned and that the pictures were visible to all Facebook users.

The daughter told the court her mother had also posted an offensive photograph of her brother, complete with sarcastic caption.

According to local broadcaster SWR, mother and daughter are no longer talking to each other.