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Defamation and the Internet: Post at Your Own Risk

Some users of the Internet think that it is fair to say anything that they want because, well, it’s the Internet. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, especially when the post in question is not true. Posting something that is false about someone on the Internet is defamation. And, simply put, it can get you sued. In most states, there are two types of defamation. There is verbal defamation, which is called slander, and there’s written defamation, which is called libel. Both can be real problems for the poster and are clearly something to avoid. While the internet has given us a vast wisdom-filled playground, it has also created a dangerous medium that serves as a breeding groun

 

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