What we communicate on social media platforms may have consequences which can lead to legal prosecution. There have been several legal cases in South Africa around freedom of expression and defamation on social media.

In this episode of the Tech Legal Matters podcast, we are joined by Lucien Pierce, an Attorney at PPM Attorneys. Lucien takes us through some case law examples of how the law was applied in South Africa regarding freedom of expression and defamation as they relate to social media.

Looking at most of these cases, there's also a pattern that emerges: most of them involve high profile South Africans. Lucien elaborates on this too.


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