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Identity of cyber-bully to be revealed by Facebook

Facebook is going to comply with an order from the U.K.’s High Court to reveal the identities of cyberbullies who targeted a woman with abusive comments reports cnet today.

Following the order Facebook must physically reveal the names, e-mail addresses, and IP addresses of the people who launched the abusive messages.

While this sends a clear message to those who use online platforms to harass others, this also sets an example of legally forcing a social networking website to disclose information regarding an individual.

Nicola Brookes appealed to the court after she was falsely labeled a pedophile and drug dealer by a fellow Facebook member who set up a fake profile page of her on the site. The abuse allegedly started after Brookes posted a comment supporting a contestant on the British TV show “X Factor.”

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