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Post Reply Peeple App Accused of Harassment
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Posted 10/3/15

GayAsianBoy wrote:

I don't see how this is different from facebook or any other social media apps.

If people don't want to get cyber bullied... it's simple... just log off o__o.


First of all you have to sign in using your facebook profile, so once you log in then ALL your friends gets added to the service wether they want to or not. So that's problem 1 with the app.



Well there are plenty of other reasons why this is bad, first of all if someone makes a "review" of you then you can't defend yourself in any way nor decide who can and who can't see. On facebook you can simply decide who can and can't see a post you're tagged in. And on twitter you can make your profile private, once private only approved tweeters can see and interact with your tweets. While this service forces you to make public comments and public reviews of people. And once a review is posted then it'll stay 4ever without you or the person who posted it being able to remove it, witch is against right to be forgotten act in the EU. On facebook and twitter you can simply choose to remove all your tweets/posts if they contain something you don't like.

Then it's a fact that companies these days check social media platforms to see what kind of person their hiering before the hire that person. So let's say a group of people really, really, really don't like. So they decide to post professional reviews of you claiming your irresponsible, doesn't listen and things like that. Then that's the reviews a company is gonna look at, so after reading those things then what do you think. Will you get the job or someone else who just happens to not have any reviews on that platform but very good interactions on let's say facebook?
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neugenx wrote:

The problem is one slander/libel lawsuit and the creators of that APP will be up a creek without a paddle and a huge hole in the bottom of their boat. They obviously don't realize just how broke you and your next few generations will be after a slander/libel lawsuit. All it takes is one slip-up too.


Not really. Thanks to the Communications Decency Act, the app's creators can't be sued for libel, only the (probably anonymous) person who used their service to make the libelous comments can be subject to a lawsuit...

"What is clearcut about the act is that it upholds the illegality of defamation, whether slander or libel, on the Internet. However, Section 230 of the CDA specifically exempts Internet Service Providers from liability for defamatory comments. The courts have defined the term “Internet Service Providers” quite broadly, though. This broad interpretation of Section 230 has served to protect Internet Service Providers and third-parties from litigation concerning libel or slander online."

"Bloggers, for example, can be sued depending upon their relation to the defamatory content. If they publish the content personally, then they are liable. However, if their blog's comment section is host to the defamatory comment, then they are acting as an Internet Service Provider and are not liable for the damage to your reputation. To the extent that they act as a third-party, allowing users to use their blogs as communicative outlets, they are exempt from any responsibility whatsoever... any forum website, wiki, or chat site cannot be held responsible for the defamatory statements of its users."

http://www.reputationhawk.com/communicationsdecencyact.html
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That shit is stupid and messed up. Completely not taking the person's consent and personal opinion into account.
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