Need an Expert? Frank Giustra sues Twitter in B.C. Supreme Court over ‘Pizzagate’

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021

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Following a jurisdiction battle, British Columbia’s Supreme Court gives mining magnate Frank Giustra the OK to sue Twitter over 'Pizzagate' tweets in top court defamation case against the California-based social media giant.


Members of the media may directly contact the following expert:


Karen Eltis (English and French)

Associate professor, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section

karen.eltis@uOttawa.ca


Professor Eltis, whose expertise includes privacy law and internet law, and analysis of online hate speech, says:

“This decision is unsurprising and part of the trend of rethinking normative framework in the digital age. It comes as the public sphere becomes increasingly privatized and platforms throw the law's territorial assumptions into question.”

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