How can the court assess the damage to my reputation when I’ve been defamed on social media?
Wednesday June 13, 2018
Since the advent of the digital world, defamatory material can be republished, reposted and retweeted within seconds and to millions. As a result, it can be almost impossible to track the scandal created and determine just how far the ‘poison’ travels. When a reputation is injured, the amount of damages to compensate the plaintiff (the person whose reputation has been damaged) are often incapable of precise calculation. And so enters, the ‘grapevine effect.