Can social media be used to skirt restraining orders ?
In Ontario, typical restraining orders in Family law will say "the Respondent shall not communicate, directly or indirectly with the Applicant." So if a husband posts messages to his wife on his Facebook page, is that considered communication and a breach of the restraining order ?
The advent of new technology, such as social media, has blurred the meaning of communication. Social media posts on sites such as Facebook, Linked-In, Snapchat, Instagram or other social media sites are unlike direct communication (such as telephone calls, letters or e-mails), where the message is directed to a particular person. But unlike public communications...
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