Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2015

Abstract

The determination of the appropriate scope of protection of reputation in the tort of defamation is crucially dependent on the construction of defamatory meaning. With the continuing rise of Internet publications, it is important to assess the impact of the various modes of Internet communications such as Internet websites, hyperlinking, blogs, emails, Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media on defamatory meaning. Such defamatory meaning is being constructed based on the unique contexts and social expectations that have been generated by the various modes of Internet communications. The potential impact on defamatory meaning can also be assessed from the perspectives of the diverse online communities.

Discipline

Internet Law | Law and Society

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Singapore Academy of Law Journal

Volume

27

Issue

SI

First Page

694

Last Page

730

ISSN

0218-2009

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