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Insult and injury

Thursday, June 04, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Ren Bucholz

Political debate on the Internet is not for the faint of heart. Online discussion forums host conversations that can be robust, insightful, petty, and histrionic, sometimes at the same time. Opinions are met with blistering criticism, which leads to even more caustic responses.

Who wouldn’t embrace the legal responsibility of refereeing such a ruckus?

That is one issue considered in the February trial decision in Baglow v. Smith [2015] O.J. No. 777, which deals with the liability of message board operators for defamatory content posted by...