The Chinese WeChat social media platform has become a freewheeling arena for political discourse in Canada. Photo: Shutterstock

WeChat user is charged US$38,000 after spreading fake news in Canada, putting scrutiny on a freewheeling political arena

  • Toronto construction worker Wu Jian has lost a defamation lawsuit for using WeChat to spread what a judge called malicious falsehoods about a community leader
  • The ruling suggests Canada’s courts will punish people who use WeChat to spread lies, even if the number of readers is unknown, a tech lawyer says
Topic |   WeChat
The Chinese WeChat social media platform has become a freewheeling arena for political discourse in Canada. Photo: Shutterstock
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