WeirFoulds Associate Agatha Wong discusses defamation in the digital age in article published by Lexpert Magazine

By Agatha Wong Lexpert Magazine

On December 6, 2021, Lexpert Magazine published an article authored by WeirFoulds associate Agatha Wong from our Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

In the article, Agatha provides an essential review of defamation in Canada and what it means for cyberspace. She dives into Canada’s defamation standards and the difficulties faced by individuals seeking to protect themselves against online attacks.

Fake news, keyboard warriors, and online anonymity are some of the many factors that have contributed to the mounting challenges faced by individuals who have seen their reputation impugned on social media. Canada’s defamation laws are supposed to protect people against slander and libel, but they are increasingly outmoded as communications move towards digital media rather than traditional print and fora.

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