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2018 May 22
Hall v Razutis, 2018 BCSC 841

The B.C. Supreme Court awarded $7,500 general damages to the plaintiff over a number of defamatory publications including posts to an Internet message board and on Facebook.  “Publishing defamatory allegations on the Internet web has aggravated the harm that the plaintiff has suffered because the allegations do become a permanent visible record in the public domain and cannot be extinguished regardless of the outcome of this legal action.”  The Court further stated:  “The Internet is impossible to control and the posts will now last forever and cannot be retracted.”