You’ve heard it everywhere, in movies, in the corridors or you’ve read about it. Defamation. “I’ll sue you for defamation of character!” But what does it really mean?
According to All Law, Defamation is a false statement someone makes about you, which they publish as a statement of fact, and which harms your personal and/or professional reputation or causes you other damages, including financial loss and emotional distress.
Defamation occurs in two different ways by written or verbal statements. In the digital age that we find ourselves in today, defaming someone on online platforms may put someone in a sticky situation with a court.
It’s good to know, though that the same law applies to this type of charge – everyone is presumed a good person until the opposite is proved otherwise in a court of law.
If you find yourself having to take down content that has been ruled as defamation, you can contact The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) to take down any defamatory content posted online.
You can always consult an attorney to offer services regarding defamation and find out the necessary steps to take when you are faced with defamatory actions.
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