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Word of the Week - Facebook, Judicially Defined

Word of the Week - Facebook, Judicially Defined



British Columbia

• Facebook is a computer online Social Networking Site (SNS) that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.


R. v. McCall (2011),

2011 CarswellBC 327 (B.C. Prov. Ct.) at para. 1

G.M. Rideout Prov. J.

Nova Scotia

• Various Internet sites describe Facebook as a “social utility” which enables the user to “make new connections with others who share a common interest, thereby expanding one's personal network”. Facebook's own web site says it “ ... helps you connect and share with the people in your life”.


A.B. (Litigation Guardian of) v. Bragg Communications Inc. (2011)
2011 CarswellNS 135 (N.S. C.A.) at para. 5

Saunders J.A. (MacDonald and Oland JJ.A. concurring)

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