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#5 TOP STORY OF 2021: Twitter fights against Porter, van Onselen and Laming’s defamation threats

2021 was the year the powerful and privileged exploited defamation law to silence critics and this November article by Hayden O’Connor, which chronicles the Twittersphere’s response to one litigious trio, received close to 30,000 unique views.  ***** The defamation action against Professor Gemma Carey by Porter, van Onselen and Laming is about exercising power and control, writes Hayden O’Connor. ON 27 OCTOBER, Professor Gemma Carey received three defamation concern notices in a single email. The email was sent by Rebekah Giles’ law firm (Giles) on behalf of Christian Porter, his close friend Peter van Onselen and disendorsed Liberal-National MP Andrew Laming. The three notices were served simultaneously in…