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30 Jun

Defendant liable for defamatory tweets about university instructor

Thursday, June 30, 2022James R.G. CookLitigationDefamation, Social Media, Twitter

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As an Ontario court has previously recognized, Twitter is a rhetorically harsh speech environment. A stark difference in political or other views may be...

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3 Mar

Claim for defamatory tweets dismissed

Thursday, March 3, 2022James R.G. CookLitigationDefamation, Courts of Justice Act, Twitter

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Can one who freely wades into the choppy waters of Twitter complain about getting splashed? So asked the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in a recent case involving allegedly... 

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26 Jan

Defamation claim against Twitter allowed to proceed in British Columbia

Tuesday, January 26, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationBritish Columbia, Defamation, Twitter

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When defamatory statements are alleged to have been transmitted internationally via social media, the question of where to start a...

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