Defamation legally is a false statement or communication made to others about another person that causes emotional or financial harm. One of things that make the United States great is the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. We have a right to review, post, comment, web site, Facebook post or comment, Twitter tweet or other on-line statement. If you are being wrongfully accused of internet defamation, you need a lawyer who specializes in internet defamation legal matters to understand what it will take and what it will cost to defend your case.
In many ways, courts treat defamation on the internet similar to off-line defamation. Because internet defamation is by definition written rather than oral, it is technically internet libel. Libel is Defamation which is written such as on a web site. Most on-line defamation occurs through libel by posting on Yelp, Twitter, Google Plus, and Facebook, website comment, bulletin board post, business review, rating or blog post.
Defamation legally is a false statement or communication made to others about another person that causes emotional or financial harm. This harm may include damage to an individual’s or business’s reputation, as well as mental anguish and distress. Some statements such as accusing one of a crime or impugning a professional status is presumed damaging, and is recoverable without specific proof of damages.
Defamation occurs when the defamatory statements are made orally or in print such as in a newspaper or magazine. Internet defamation occurs when a person publishes such statements online. Be advised that the Indiana Constitution protects your reputation against defamation.
If you feel that you are a victim of defamation, it’s important to take steps to protect your reputation. To schedule a free case evaluation, contact us online or via phone at (317) 633-5270.