The Defamation act of 2013 discusses about the specific implication of defamation by the various outlets. This was an attempt by the government to ensure that the nebulous aspects of the law are made much clearer. It supersedes the clause sin the Defamation act of 1996. In this law the website hosting user generated content are not considered to be liable as they are not involved in the posting of the content. The onus of the responsibility falls on the people developing the content (Thompson, 2013). This does not mean that the website owners are free from blame. In general, the law states that the people cannot control the user generated content and that there should be a provision in place to remove any fallacious content or inflammatory content. This has been explained in the Section 5 of the Defamation Act 2013. In the newer rules, there is more responsibility by the companies to ensure that they post the appropriate content. In the newer laws the social media users and the content developers are liable. They are the people who post the offending material. They will be considered as the appropriate target for the defamatory claim.