Hutt on News95.7: Twitter users beware of defamation

Amidst the swirl of new revelations in the Jian Ghomeshi affair, on October 30, 2014 Burchells media lawyer David Hutt joined News 95.7 radio to discuss defamation and social media.  The bottom line: “There’s really nothing at all that distinguishes you, an individual sitting in your living room tweeting, from a journalist writing an expose." The laws of defamation still apply.  If you repeat or retweet untrue allegations you expose yourself to liability.