Strategic lawsuits against public participation – fight or flight?


Lawsuits that purport to limit public input are commonly used to silence critics and hinder freedom of expression, writes World Law Forum co-founders Joslyn Ma and Pratik Bakshi.

  • Joslyn Ma and Pratik Bakshi
  • Lawyers Weekly

Imagine taking a flight and being terribly bothered by the poor customer service of the airline.

You publish a blog against the airline and provide factual accounts of your experience.

Obe 6fSoon after, the airline threatens to take legal action against you for alleged defamation and request that you take the…

Now, you are presented with two ‘options’.

One, to take the post down and act against your principles to avoid…

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