Man Sues Women Over Hurtful Facebook Comments
ghost someone: to suddenly stop all communication with someone without explanation
How would you react if you found out people were criticizing you online? In Chicago, a man named Nikko D’Ambrosio is suing. The defendants are Facebook and 27 women who made some negative comments about Nikko on the social media platform.
The comments were made in a private Facebook group with 80,000 members. In this group, people share information about men they have dated in the Chicago area. What exactly did they say? Some called him clingy and a psycho. Others accused him of ghosting them. The truth is always a valid defense against defamation in the US, but Nikko says they are lies. He claims these comments have hurt his feelings and damaged his reputation.
This situation raises big questions. What are the limits of free speech online? Should people be held responsible for what they say on social media?
1. “Why haven’t I heard from him?” wondered Sarah. She feared she was being ghosted.
2. In the world of online dating, ghosting is a common but hurtful experience.
3. Tom realized he had been ghosted when his texts remained unanswered for weeks.