Bizarre settlement has Malaysian man tweet apology 100 times
In January, writer/performer Fahmi Fadzil found himself in a defamation case after posting an untrue tweet claiming a friend of his was mistreated by her employers at a magazine run by Blu Inc Media.
Unsatisfied with Fahmi’s initial apology hours after the tweet, Blu Inc demanded financial damages and a published apology. The case was settled this week when Fahmi agreed to publish a tweet 100 times admitting to defaming Blu Inc Media & Female Magazine and apologizing for the Jan. 25 incident.
The 100th post has recently been published, and since he began posting the apologies his followers have increased significantly. This unusual settlement brings into question how violations on Twitter should be dealt with and what ramifications may occur. What do you think?
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