A) some poor girl's former boyfriend posts naked photos of her on a 'revenge porn' site. this site hides behind section 230 as a publisher, and refuses to remove the photos. (Or, they could simply host them on an offshore server outside US jurisdiction).
B) a small italian restaurant is demonized on a site like ripoff report/pissed consumer by an unknown poster...(could be their competitor, a former employee, etc), but they are suffering as a result, and have no way to get them removed or assessed for accuracy.
C) Business A ranks #3 in Google for the term 'widgets'...they build spammy backlinks ('buy viagra', etc) to Business B and Business C who rank #1 and #2 for the term 'widgets' in hopes of pushing B&C down so that they can grab the #1 spot.
It's not really appropriate to use this site to do your business law class homework. ;)
If you *are* serious, and you may very well be, your questions are probably too specific to be answered in this forum. Consult an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.
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Any of these could get you sued for interference with a business relationship, or many other things.
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If you did that to my client I would be all over you like white on rice. So yes, I would consider it big time illegal.
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