What Can I Do About Online Defamation?

Under Online Defamation on August 15, 2011

Defamation is illegal; but proving it is hard. Many standards must be met in order to win an online defamation lawsuit. Moreover, the statue allows for a significant amount of interpretation, so each case must be thoroughly examined on its own merits. Defamation is when a person makes a false statement — which could be interpreted as fact — that points a negative light on another person, business or government. Slander is spoken defamation, while libel is written defamation. In other words, if a person types false comments online, they are not committing slander, but instead, libel. The only time when online defamation is considered to be slander is when the statement in question is part of an online video. Currently, only two nations — China and South Korea —…

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