WordPress Owner Removes Critical Site After Irish Order

Automattic, the Californian company behind the world’s most popular blogging site, WordPress, has finally removed an anonymous site that was allegedly defamatory of an Irish exploration company, avoiding potential fines of up to €100,000 per day and possible legal action against its directors. Justice John Hedigan warned the company it faced the “most serious consequences” if it did not comply with an order given by the High Court to remove the material concerning Petroceltic International.