This question has not yet come before the UK Courts, but it probably will some day.

Meanwhile, there have recently been two complaints to the Australian Advertising Standards Board based on misleading and illegal statements which were put on companies’ Facebook pages by sites users.  One was upheld, the other not, but in both cases the Board said the companies had a duty to monitor their sites and remove offensive or misleading material.

How does this affect us?

Whilst the Board has no direct control of the Australian, let alone UK, Courts, it shows how things are going and it is probably wise to set up a system for checking your sites regularly and removing things which might get you into trouble, even if not with the Law.

Yes, even favourable comments put on by strangers can get you into trouble!