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Nóra Quoirin’s Parents Settle Lawsuit Over Facebook Posts

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The 15-year-old London schoolgirl was discovered dead after she went missing in Malaysia in August 2019.

Nóra Quoirin's parents have settled a case against Facebook and one of its users over a series of posts made after their 15-year-old daughter went missing in 2019.

In a statement, Facebook expressed its sympathy for the 'distress and trauma' caused by that user's allegations.

The 15-year-old London schoolgirl was discovered dead nine days after she went missing from an eco-resort in Malaysia in August 2019. Her family believe she was abducted.

Last year, a Malaysian court overturned an inquest verdict of misadventure in favour of an open verdict, leaving open the possibility of further police investigation.

This legal action arose out of material posted on Facebook by retired Dublin solicitor, Anne Brennan, in the course of Nóra’s disappearance and the discovery of her body.

The Quoirin’s sued Ms Brennan and Facebook, claiming the allegations made after Nóra went missing and in the aftermath of her body being discovered were 'grossly defamatory.'

As part of the confidential settlement, a statement was read out in court today on behalf of Facebook.

It described the series of allegations posted on its platform as 'disturbing and offensive' to the Quoirins and expressed its sympathy for the distress and trauma caused before saying it will continue its efforts in preventing the misuse of its platform and ensuring the safety of its users.

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