Defamation and Social Media

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The digital world is full of invasions of privacy, identity theft, and reckless comments made about an individual or business. Depending on the circumstance surrounding a statement or picture posted to social media, you may be entitled to compensation.

  • ContentCan You Be Sued for Something You Post on Facebook?

    Since Facebook’s launch, millions of users have been drawn to the site to give friends updates, share pictures and reconnect. As such, it has provided people with a platform to communicate information in a way that they may otherwise never have considered. While posting information on Facebook may give people a sense of anonymity especially if their profile does not reflect their true identity, posting certain information on Facebook may provide the basis for a lawsuit.

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  • ContentDefamatory Social Media Posts - Can I Sue Someone for Bashing Me Online?

    When individuals feel that their reputation is damaged because of a reckless comment made on Facebook, Twitter or other social media channels, they may consider pursuing a defamation lawsuit against the insulting party. Through a libel lawsuit, they may be able to recover compensation for the damages that they have sustained.

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  • ContentUnwanted Facebook Pictures: Has My Privacy Been Invaded?

    The digital world of the electronic age is rife with invasions of privacy, identity theft and various instances of crime. There are many situations where someone finds his or her picture online posted to Facebook.

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  • ContentHealth Grades on Social Media and in Broadcasts - Professional Defamation?

    When a patient seeks the services of a medical or dental professional, it is important to refrain from providing information to a public source that could end up construed as defamation. The medical or dental professional may attempt to sue the individual for defamation because the comment or statement may cast a negative light on the professional.

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  • ContentEmployer Liability for Employee Use of Social Media While at Work

    When an employee uses social media websites while at work, the employer can face liability concerns because of the access to and use of social media while the person is working for another individual or an entity. Crimes of defamation, discrimination and harassment can hold the employer responsible initially or completely.

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  • ContentOnline Defamation vs. Stalking

    Defamation is the false spoken or written statement against another person that causes harm to his or her reputation or standing in the community, and this is very different than the habitual following of every action and activity of a single person that constitutes stalking. Knowing the difference could help the victim seek the best possible remedy.

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  • ContentA Website Published Embarrassing Content About Me, What Can I Do?

    The Internet has brought many benefits to modern civilization. Unfortunately, just as with any technology, it also has a dark side. So, when a website publishes embarrassing content about you, what can you do?

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  • ContentI'm Being Harassed on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter; What Are My Legal Options?

    Cyber-bullying has become a very big problem in America, and it is not just limited to children. Every day, thousands of people have to contend with negative, abusive, insulting, and threatening comments posted on, or linked to, their social media accounts. This has left many to wonder if there is anything they can do – from a legal standpoint – to protect themselves.

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  • Content5 Frequently asked Questions About Internet Defamation Lawsuits

    Online defamation is a legal issue that has proliferated since social media and smartphones became commonplace in the early 2000s. Here are 5 of our most commonly asked questions.

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  • ContentLegal Risks of Naming Specific Persons Online

    Given the proliferation of online material, the risks of misusing a person’s name or other information online have increased. Even obscure blogs have thousands or millions of readers. Using a person’s name or other information may subject publishers to very serious legal liability.

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