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Before we read the full judgments, here is a bit more detail from the court summary:
The High Court by majority dismissed the appeals and found that the appellants were the publishers of the third-party Facebook user comments.
A majority of the Court held that the liability of a person as a publisher depends upon whether that person, by facilitating and encouraging the relevant communication, â€œparticipatedâ€ in the communication of the defamatory matter to a third person.
Fairfax and News Corp have lost their appeal in the high court, in which they argued they were not liable in defamation law for comments on social media by third parties on posts about Dylan Voller.
The high court was split 5-2, ruling to dismiss the appeal. The two minority judges that would have allowed the appeal were Justice James Edelman and Justice Simon Steward.