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Peter Dutton Is Issuing Defamation Threats To People Who Are Mean To Him On Twitter

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Peter Dutton Is Issuing Defamation Threats To People Who Are Mean To Him On Twitter

While many people would think the Defence Minister would have his hands full with all the necessities of his portfolio, it seems like there is a bigger issue on his plate.

Peter Dutton has started a war with people on Twitter and is issuing defamation threats to anyone who is mean to him.

Anything that is false or defamatory that has been posted on the social media site about Mr Dutton will now be in his crosshairs.

Guardian Australia says one Twitter user, described as 'an unemployed dude and 'no one special', has received a defamation letter calling for him to take down his tweet.

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Greens Senator Larissa Waters has issued an apology after calling the then Home Affairs Minister 'an inhuman, sexist rape apologist'.

She was reacting to Mr Dutton's comments about the Brittany Higgins rape allegation, where he labelled it a 'he said, she said' issue.

Ms Waters has now put a disclaimer on her Twitter account, saying: "Apology to Peter Dutton On 25 February 2021 I published a media release on my website, posted on my Twitter account, and made in the course of a press conference false and defamatory statements that Peter Dutton is a rape apologist, that he has sought to conceal and dismiss reports of rape, and that he has no sympathy for victims of rape.

"I accept that there was no basis for those allegations and that they were false. I unreservedly apologise to Minister Dutton for the hurt, distress and damage to his reputation I have caused him."

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Ms Waters' tweet was one of many who jumped on the #DuttonisaRapeApologist trend over those days back in late March. LADbible isn't suggesting any of the comments about the Defence Minister are true.

Mr Dutton did hint he was going to take action over people on Twitter after being fed up with the social media site's lack of control over what people can say.

He told 2GB Radio: "They're out there putting all these...statements and tweets that frankly, are defamatory.

"I'm going to start to pick out some of them to sue, because we need to have...a respectful public debate.

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"A lot of lazy journalists pick up these tweets and believe that they're representative of the larger community view, when they're not."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Australia

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