Cases of online defamation on Twitter (and Facebook) continue to rise. It is not surprising given how fast it easy it is to let your emotions come to the surface when someone makes you mad.
In this case, a tenant who was sued for defamation by her former landlord. The internet defamation lawsuit involved a defamatory statement made on twitter allegedly implying that her apartment contained mold. The defamation lawsuit was dismissed by an Illinois judge who ruled that the tenant’s Twitter statement, “You should just come anyway. Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon realty thinks it's OK,” was not defamatory. Instead, the court ruled, the statement was rhetorical hyperbole that was readily apparent based on the context of the Twitter message.