It can also cause great trouble. A tweet from Courtney Love resulted in a defamation lawsuit that is about to head to trial. As reported in Yahoo News, a California judge has decided that a tweet can be the basis for a defamation lawsuit.
This is the first such defamation lawsuit to head to trial involving Twitter. This case bears watching. Social media's global reach could have a major impact in this area of the law.
The Yahoo News article can be read here: