Saturday, January 22, 2011

Facebook... again

The Daily Telegraph yesterday reported the news (that isn't news at all) that Facebook is being increasingly implicated in divorce: "Family lawyers have revealed that the problem has become so great that almost every divorce they have dealt with in the past year has involved the website", we are told.

I have not, however, previously come across Facebook getting a judge into trouble. In a new twist to the perils of the social networking site, Florida Divorce reports that a Louisiana family court hearing officer has been criticised for posting about a child support case on his Facebook page. The officer commented about a father of 23(!) children who gets paid in cash and pays no taxes, saying: "I think he needs another job as he has way too much time on his hands! What do you think?" The comments were removed after suggestions that they were not befitting a judge or hearing officer. I've heard a lot worse...

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