Defamation is an injury that occurs when someone harms another's character or reputation by making false statements. It can be classified into libel or slander.
If you're the victim of disparaging online content, you'll need to know if the content meets the criteria for defamation before you sue.
by attorney J Patrick Diener
Is it a statement of fact published to a third party? The statement in question has to be one of fact, thus a stated opinion cannot be defamatory.
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