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Online Defamation: Still a Thing

27 Jun 2024 3:21 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

Recent cases show continuing evolution of applying defamation law to the internet

As the internet (as they say these days) “became a thing,” and particularly with the runaway expansion of social media, the law of defamation in Canada has been forced to evolve across a variety of paths, both procedural and substantive. Some recent cases illustrate this continued evolution, though what they most often show is that people seem to neglect basic legal duties or somehow assume they do not apply in the virtual setting.

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