‘Defamation’ victim’s Google and Facebook bid dismissed

A woman who tried to sue Facebook and Google in January over claims she was defamed on the platforms has lost her legal battle.

Camille Saskia Richardson sued the UK divisions of Google and Facebook for the defamation, but her bid was blocked by High Court Master Jervis Kay QC in June, who said that as the subsidiaries were not directly responsible they could not be liable for the actions of the parent company.

Camille Saskia Richardson’s bid to appeal the decision when Justice Warby ruled the decision of Jervis Kay QC.