A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

January 27th, 2022 • Featured, Quill Archives
Legal matters: To retweet or not to retweet? 

To retweet or not retweet. This isn’t a complicated question for most tweets. But not all. Some retweets can be used as evidence in a defamation suit against a journalist. Think this is fiction? Think again. Recently, a federal appeals court said a journalist’s retweet of a potentially defamatory article via Twitter can be used as evidence of malice in a defamation suit.