Couple wins damages of $14 milion for online defamation

Finally, Finally, Finally that is all I can say. As the victim of a false, malicious online defamation attack on me personally and my business this is good news indeed. When people post lies and defamation about you online until this case the odds have been stacked against the victim. The courts seem to have been confused by online defamation and the laws for online defamation have been too difficult to navigate.  This deterred people from  from pursuing an expensive legal option, whihc usually ended up in a black hole. I wrote a case study on the malicious attack on us and covered my take on the legal issues at the time here.

People cry “freedom of speech on the Internet could be affected by this”.  Good, because there is a huge difference between freedom of speech and defamation and slander and hopefully the courts are finally getting the hang of that.

You can read a full report here in the daily mail.

Written by Fionn

I am the CEO of Elixir Interactive a search and social media company based in Scottsdale Arizona. Our company specializes in organic Search and SEO for universal search. We are a market leader in the field of Online Reputation Management where we leverage our in- depth knowledge of of search and social media to manage brands and reputations online.


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