Cardi B’s $4 million defamation lawsuit victory could affect how journalists, gossip sites & youtubers work in the future
Did Cardi B’s most recent win against famous Youtuber Tasha KY Change forever the world of blogging?
As previously reportedlast month CardiBorn Belcalis Almánza, he made headlines after winning a defamation lawsuit against a popular blogger. Tasha KY born, Latasha Kebe. Cardi initially sued Tasha KY back in 2019 for posting several online videos about her filled with egregious allegations, including the blogger’s claim that Cardi had sexually transmitted diseases and worked as a prostitute.
The case resulted in jurors keeping Tasha KY liable for defamation, invasion of privacy through misrepresentation, and intentional mental distress. In the end, she was ordered to pay almost $4 million to rapper ‘WAP’ for her actions.
It seems like Tasha KY won’t be the only blogger dealing with the aftermath of the lawsuit. According to the report, By Cardi historic victory against Tasha KY may have set a new legal precedent around defamation and invasion of privacy between celebrities and bloggers. Daniel Powell, managing attorney at Minc Law, a firm specializing in online defamation and harassment, recently spoke about Tasha K’s the court lost and said,
“This lawsuit should really be brought [YouTubers] some pause [if they] think they are completely insulated from any impact from what they might say online. “
Part of the fund Tasha KY was ordered to pay Cardi including $1.5 million in damages. Powell continued and seems to have shared that this should be a warning to other gossipy YouTubers who have a similar blogging style as Tasha KY. He say,
“The damages are not meant to compensate the plaintiff. They intend to punish the accused — to send a message to the community, to deter behavior like this in the future. The jury’s verdict signals that the juror, [who] representing society, are realizing the dangers these attacks can pose”.
After her victory first Tasha KY, Cardi called Youtube for “unchecked behavior” on their platform and said,
“The lies that are constantly being reported as the truth from journalists and bloggers must stop.”
However, due to the Communications Decency Act 1996 – section 230, YouTube cannot force its creators/bloggers to follow the ethical standards that most journalists must adhere to.
Section 230 of the CDA, states,
“No provider or user of interactive computer services shall be deemed to be the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”
Even having said that, to avoid the same $4 million fee Tasha KY affected, it is expected that bloggers will be a lot more careful with the claims they make about celebrities in the future.
What are your thoughts on this whole situation? Do you think bloggers would be more cautious with what they share online? Let us know below!
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