Be Careful What You Tweet!

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Categories: Twitter

The Internet has given a voice to anyone who has something to say. But, that doesn’t mean you can just say anything you want without there being repercussions. Amanda Bonnen of Chicago, Illinois found that out the hard way.

The story goes like this, Amanda was living in an apartment complex in Chicago. Apparently she wasn’t happy about the condition of her apartment because she posted the following comment using her Twitter account – “Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon Realty thinks it’s okay.”

Horizon Realty, the property manager for the apartment complex filed a $50,000 lawsuit for libel. Their claim is the statement is false and even though the tweet was deleted and Amanda’s Twitter account removed, they are still pursuing the matter.

It seems like the lesson here is pretty simple, be careful what you say online, if you can’t back it up you are opening yourself up to the same legal problems as if you printed it in the newspaper!