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Defending yourself against defamatory attacks on social media

Reading Time: 6 minutesSocial media is part of everyday life now Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and SnapChat are a part of our everyday lives today in 2017. Facebook has 2 billion monthly active users in the world while WhatsApp has 1.2 billion and Instagram has 700 million. People are engaging more on social media […]

Cyberbullying and online defamation in Singapore – advice from 3 Lawyers

Reading Time: 7 minutesAs we become more interconnected through the internet and social media, we become much more vulnerable to becoming victims of cyberbullying and online defamation. Being deemed liable for a seemingly harmless comment that you have made online is also more likely than you think. Lawyers Pratap Kishan (Director, Ho Wong Law Practice LLC), Ushan Premaratne […]

A checklist for victims of Cyberbullying or Online Defamation

Reading Time: 6 minutesInformation technology and us  We live in a modern world where the use of information technology is essential for the success of businesses. An increasing number of businesses have a presence on social media and use a wide variety of online platforms to promote their products and services. However, while information technology has helped to […]

Cyberbullying and Defamation in 2017 Singapore

Reading Time: 8 minutesWhat is cyber-bullying? Cyber-bullying is simply defined as a form of verbal and written harassment through electronic mediums such as text messaging, websites and social media, among others. Victims find their reputations tarnished as “friends” write humiliating comments or post unflattering photos and videos that encourage an infinite number of participants to post derogatory insults, […]

Defamation: A Guide to Bringing Claims and Avoiding Liability

Reading Time: 12 minutesIn today’s hyper-connected, social-media crazy world, anything we say can be easily propagated throughout the Internet. That means we are more vulnerable to defamation, while at the same time, more exposed to liability for defamation. How do we manage this? This article is written by Ronald JJ Wong from Covenant Chambers LLC  and originally published on […]

Said something you shouldn’t have? A Guide to Defamation in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesAs Victor Hugo wrote in Les Miserables: “Whether true or false, what is said about men often has as much influence on their lives, and particularly on their destinies, as what they do.” Reputation has always been important. When thinking about the damage done to reputation especially by defamation, high profile cases involving Singapore’s political […]

Can Taylor Swift sue Kanye West and Kim Kardashian for leaked convo…if this happened in Singapore?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe interwebs were recently ablaze with a Snapchat video of a phone conversation between Kanye West and Taylor Swift.  Leaked by Kim Kardashian, the video shows West asking Swift for her opinion on a line from his song “Famous”. This video is the latest twist in a bitter feud between West and Swift.  West’s song […]