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Old 2nd March 2022, 11:15 AM   #1
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The Twittersphere Jungle

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Judge tosses $6-million lawsuit against Guelph couple over social media comments

https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-ne...mments-5113851

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The $6-million lawsuit against a Guelph couple that stemmed from a series of tweets was tossed out by the judge on Tuesday.
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“In the context of Twitter, there is every reason to believe that what Ms. Evans-Bitten, Mr. Kirkconnell and Ms. Smith doled back to him was fair comment,” said Morgan adding that Twitter is a “rhetorically harsh speech environment whose very pervasive harshness reduces the seriousness with which it is taken.”

“There is nothing indefensible in the defendants’ communications about Mr. Mondal’s tweets; and there is nothing said by the defendants that, in context, is harsher than, or is an overreaction to, the language of Mr. Mondal’s tweets themselves,” said Morgan. “What the communications in issue amount to is a set of polar opposite views on cultural politics, gender politics, and Politics with a capital ‘P.’”
HIghlighting mine.

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Old 2nd March 2022, 04:09 PM   #2
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Judge tosses $6-million lawsuit against Guelph couple over social media comments

https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-ne...mments-5113851


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HIghlighting mine.

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The story is a bit unclear but it appears that the doctor in question made some vulgar tweets about gays or lesbians and a couple of lesbians had the unmitigated gall to quote those tweets, so he sued them.

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Old 2nd March 2022, 06:44 PM   #3
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Old 26th April 2022, 05:28 AM   #5
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Twitter is a “rhetorically harsh speech environment whose very pervasive harshness reduces the seriousness with which it is taken.
Unless your a stock market speculator who takes Elon Musk tweets seriously.
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