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An Ontario judge recently ruled a union official should not be found liable for defamation by replying to an email. In your opinion, does replying to an allegedly defamatory e-mail constitute publishing or republishing material?

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 An Ontario judge recently ruled a union official should not be found liable for defamation by replying to an email. In your opinion, does replying to an allegedly defamatory e-mail constitute publishing or republishing material?

Yes, replying to an email could be considered to be defamatory, in certain contexts. Social media has changed how defamation is defined.
Votes: 8
25%  
No, replying to an email should not be considered to be defamatory. Email is not the same as other platforms.
Votes: 24
75%  

Number of Voters   32
Start Voting   2017-01-30 00:00:00
End Voting   2017-03-02 00:00:00

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