Elon Musk wins Twitter defamation trial brought by caver Vernon Unsworth
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December 6, 20192 min read, 368 words

Elon Musk wins Twitter defamation trial brought by caver Vernon UnsworthElon Musk wins Twitter defamation trial brought by caver Vernon Unsworth

Elizabeth Lopatto
Published: December 6, 2019  |  2 min read, 368 words
Musk will not be liable for damages. Elon Musk’s tweets calling caver Vernon Unsworth, who was involved in the rescue of 13 people from a cave in Thailand, a “pedo guy” do not meet the legal standard for defamation, a jury found. As a result, Musk will not be liable for damages. ...
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December 18, 2019
A nominally interesting look at a matter which it is doubtful that few, if any remember. Good quotes and commentary, with background information to set the scene. Helpful explanation of the legal procedures involved and sans authorial bias. Balanced and brief, which in tabloid-type matters such as this, is generally preferred. Ultimately though, not a worthwhile read or edifying use of one's time.
December 18, 2019
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December 13, 2019
There's almost more detail here than I wanted to know about this issue. This article gives great context to the Tweet being tried in question along with the outcome and what arguments were made that most likely lead to the decision.
December 13, 2019
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December 9, 2019
The article explains clearly the reasons why it could be defamation, and it's useful for people who don't know US law. In my country Musk tweets would be a big reason for justice to punish him. This thing was weird on both sides, and this piece is great because it shows the facts in a neutral way.
December 9, 2019
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December 8, 2019
This is a balanced and helpful recap of the "pedo guy" Twitter comment Musk made during the Thailand cave rescue, which led to a defamation lawsuit Musk has now been cleared of. The article gives solid background on the events, and does so without taking sides.
December 8, 2019
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December 7, 2019
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