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Influencers beware: Pebbles Hooper court decision draws the line on online bullying

Riley Kennedy
Fri, 05 Aug 2022

Influencers beware: Pebbles Hooper court decision draws the line on online bullying
Pebbles Hooper outside the Auckland district court in November 2018. (Image: Doug Sherring/NZME)
Riley Kennedy
Fri, 05 Aug 2022
A new court decision helps draw the line between “critique and debate” and online bullying, legal experts say. Social commentator Pebbles Hooper has won part of her appeal to overturn a judge’s ruling barring her from making social media posts about a popular Auckland bakery.In July last year, Hooper was found to have breached the Harmful Digital Communications Act after she made multiple “unfounded and abusive” posts about Bernadette Gee, the owner of Magnolia Kitchen.Hooper had made the problematic posts abo...

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