Online defamation is a common occurrence these days. With the inception of online forums and social media sites, there are many new legal issues that come with them. Due to the fact these sites allow social interaction and commentary between users, it is no surprise that hurtful or slanderous comments are not uncommon. These comments that falsely attack someone’s character and reputation may be grounds for a defamation lawsuit. There are two forms of defamation, the first being libelous. Libelous defamation is any defamation that has been written or published; the other form of defamation is slander which is defamation that is spoken. With many different platforms of social media that allow users to upload text as well as videos and sound bites, either form of defamation is possible over the Internet and through social media sites. If you believe that you are the target of defamation, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to find out more about your legal options.
There are a few helpful tips and suggestions that could help you if you are thinking about pursuing a defamation claim against another person or party:
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