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Internet, Science & Technology

Consumers risk being sued for online criticism

A Canadian woman posted some negative comments on the internet about a restoration company in Ottawa and now the company is threatening to sue her for damage to its reputation. Under Canada’s criminal law, “a defamatory libel is matter published, »


Woman fined for Facebook defamation

A western Canadian will have to pay $65,000 to her neighbour for posting comments about him on Facebook that defamed and damaged him, ruled a judge. Not only was Katherine Van Nes held responsible for her own comments, but she »