Citizens Media Law Project:  “Back in February, Denise Finkel, a 2008 graduate of Oceanside High School on Long Island, sued four of her former high school classmates and their parents after the students created a private Facebook group called “90 Cents Short of a Dollar,” which allegedly contained false and defamatory statements about her.  Rather surprisingly, Finkel also sued Facebook, claiming that the über-popular social network should be held liable for publishing the defamatory statements because it “should have known that such statements were false and/or have taken steps to verify the genuineness” of the statements. Complaint ¶ 28. (The complaint also alleges that the students’ parents are liable for negligently failing to supervise their children.)”