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Defamation of Character on the Internet

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Defamation of character claims are relatively challenging because you have to prove a variety of different things. Each of which presents legal challenges. The first is, you actually have to prove that someone has, in fact, posted a false statement of fact about you. If someone posts on Facebook something about you that really hurts, because it’s like, whoa, they said something really negative about me. That may or may not be defamation of character under law. It has to be a false statement of fact, as opposed to a false statement of opinion. Even the difference between fact and opinion can be very difficult to understand, sometimes.

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