Man Sued Over “Embarrassing” Facebook Pics- Say “What!?!”
How many times have you logged on to Facebook and noticed that someone tagged a picture of you that is unflattering, ridiculous, or maybe you as a nerdy kid? (I know I have my fair share.) What did you do? If you are a sane person you either untagged yourself, asked the friend or family member to untag or remove or you just left it. Well, Minneapolis resident Eric Olson went a different route. He sued his uncle.His uncle decided to post some childhood pictures of Eric, tag him and put a snarky (its a word, google it) comment on the photo and Eric was not too happy about them. He took his uncle to court saying it was harassment and needless to say he lost the case. The court stated,
comments that are mean and disrespectful, coupled with innocuous family photos, do not affect a person's safety, security, or privacy... and therefore do not count as harassment."
I can think of someone who is going to get unfriended.
I can't believe this even went to court. I think that he took it a little far. What are your thoughts?