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Northern Ireland: Sex offender awarded £20,000 in damages against Facebook

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. He also ordered that the ‘Keeping Our Kids Safe From Predators 2’ profile at the centre of the lawsuit is to be terminated. Full Article

Related: Facebook case: ‘I’d rather go to jail than pay paedophile’

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He held that Mr McCloskey set up the Facebook page to “destroy the family life of sex offenders, to expose them to total humiliation and vilification, to drive them from their homes and to expose them to the risk of serious harm”.

yes, yes, yes.

Wake up America. Don’t let our shine diminish. Let justice glorify our nation once again.

This guy is a vigilante trying to stir up violence against a registered citizen. I don’t think a big fine is enough, prison time is what is needed; and Facebook needs to be handed a big fine and prohibited from allowing this to go on.

“the judge said information published indiscriminately could have threatened public order and incited violence and hatred.” It appears the system in this land; from the highest court down to the smallest police station don’t give a damn about public order or inciting violence and hatred when it comes to registrants, as recently evidenced in the city of Hemet, as well as all of the murders, attacks on property and registrants, and the never ending string of new laws all directed at registrants. Collateral damage, like wives and children are never mentioned or considered, so I assume they are even less… Read more »

He held that Mr McCloskey set up the Facebook page to “destroy the family life of sex offenders, to expose them to total humiliation and vilification, to drive them from their homes and to expose them to the risk of serious harm”.

– Isn’t this exactly what the Megan’s Law website does?

Exactly. I believe what will bring down this public shaming registry is not that it will be declared ex post facto punishment. What will bring it down is the chaos and violence that insues when people are encouraged by their government to hate their neighbor. Megan’s law was only the spark. Social media is now spreading decention like a wildfire in a Santa Ana wind.

Great news although he should’ve been awarded millions and the perps prsocuted crimanaly its still great news.

Could we do this to Homestead?

can we do this in California? if YES Sign me up!

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