Thanks to a landmark case involving Courtney Love, the term "twibel" has now been coined. The case centered around Courtney Love, who was accused of publishing a false statement when she tweeted in June 2010 that her ex-lawyer Rhonda Holmes had been “bought off.” The jury has found Love not guilty. 

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