Slander on Facebook and the internet: How our experts can help you?

Slander on Facebook and the internet

What is slander and how can it affect your business?

The advent of technology and the rise of social media in the 21st century has changed our lives. There are many benefits of tech but with the exponential growth of these social media platforms, the pitfalls also arose just as the relation is directly proportional. Slander on Facebook and defamation on social media platforms like Twitter is becoming popular every single day in the modern technological era. As emotions get high, and they are the driving factor in human lives, sometimes it is all too easy to go and post something mean on the internet to let the frustration out.  

Businesses, these days earn a big amount of their revenues by dealing online; through websites and social media platforms. The brandings, suggestions, recommendations, and reviews are all done through websites and social media platforms in the modern era. Facebook is the biggest source of advertising and branding. Facebook pages also show reviews and recommendations. Hence, the defamation on Facebook can cause a business significant reputational losses.  Defamation, in simple words, is a false statement that can harm the reputation of the victim i.e. an individual or business. Whereas, Slander is an untrue defamatory statement that is spoken orally.

According to brightlocal.com, 84% of users trust online reviews as much as they trust personal recommendations. This fact makes the filtration of slander on Facebook and slander on Twitter very important. Additionally, online communities like Yelp and other review sites allow users to share information about their experiences, allowing millions of online users to read these comments and recommendations. The fallback of this sharing of information is that often a user is able to share this information without going through any regulatory checks and oversights. There are no thoughts of filtering out the truth from these reviews. Hence making the average internet user draw recommendations from whatever is stated in these reviews. Online commentators are more likely to gain attention from the community when they blast or defame an individual or business.

The professed defamatory comments are always presented as facts and not as an opinion. Howbeit, an opinion can allegedly be considered as a factual statement if a person would have interpreted it as such. According to hawleytroxell.com, defamation on Facebook can make your business lose its revenues by more than 30%.

Facebook and slander: How to solve the problem?

Terms and Conditions Violations If you see something negative or defamatory on such platforms, you can easily flag it or report it directly to the website authorities for further action.
Stipulated Judgment A stipulated judgment is an agreement between parties to a lawsuit that spells out the terms of their settlement. Sometimes, it is the best option to resolve the issue of defamation on Facebook or slander on Twitter.
Mediation Strategies Oftentimes, the original reviewer /complainer can redact or remove the review himself.. Our mediation experts help our client get to a resolution with the false content poster
Negotiations Another way of removal of such content is through negotiations. These negotiations should only be done through an expert and specialized attorney that have specializations in internet law.

To help victims out of this dilemma, online reputation management firms are evolving rapidly. Also, there are many laws in action to resolve these issues. Reputation America is a rapidly growing online reputation management firm which helps its client against defamation on Facebook and slander on Twitter other platforms by making use of legal actions. 

Slander on Facebook and the internet

Terms and Conditions Violations

Commentator websites like Glassdoor and YELP, which provide users a room for their own generated content, perpetually have a set of community rules, guidelines, and policies. These “Terms and Conditions” are supposed to be followed by every user. If you see something negative or defamatory on such platforms, you can easily flag it or report it directly to the website authorities for further action. If the moderator of the website believes that there is some violation of “Terms and Conditions”, they are bound to take the defined action immediately. At Reputationamerica.com, we work directly with attorneys who specialize in such cases. Our attorneys are experienced in getting negative reviews/postings removed through proper channels and by using Terms and conditions and community Guideline violations. If needed, they further escalate the violations to upper management and counsels of the website. Our information removal specialists are proficient in dealing with editors of US web portals.

Stipulated Judgment

Sometimes, settling for a stipulated judgment is the best option to resolve the issue of defamation on Facebook or slander on Twitter. A stipulated judgment is an agreement between parties to a lawsuit that spells out the terms of their settlement. It becomes a court order once signed by a judge, which makes it easier to enforce than an out-of-court agreement (legalbeagle.com). Oftentimes, some websites have the policies that once content is up on their website, it never goes back down. Even if the content creator wants to revise or remove the defamatory/false content. Getting a stipulated judgment is one of the quickest ways to get defamatory content de-indexed from search engines.

Mediation Strategies

Slander on Twitter and Facebook can be resolved by mediation strategies. Oftentimes, the original reviewer /complainer can redact or remove the review himself or the individual/organization can approach the original poster in some way. Our mediation experts help our client get to a resolution with the false content poster. Most of the times, reaching and talking to the poster of defamatory content can help settle things up.

Negotiations

Another way of removal of such content is through negotiations. These negotiations should only be done through an expert and specialized attorney that have specializations in internet law. Our experts are cognizant with the mindset of the posters. They analyze the psychological aspects of the defamer and then devise a negotiating plan. As stated by blog search engine Technorati, 94% of bloggers are likely to moderate, pull-back or delete incorrect information on contacting them. Our attorneys help you in getting off the defamatory content by explaining to the author of the defamatory content that they have made a mistake in their statement. Our expert negotiates with the author and provides them with the correct information and explains to the author the fact that, if they continue to publish, this information can hurt your reputation. Our attorneys have successfully helped clients in getting damaging content removed through negotiations.

Condoning Strategies

We do not just remove information – we solve the problem. Oftentimes, the solution to the problem is not the removal of content. In some cases, our negotiation expert draws the conclusion that the website or individual can no more access the false or defamatory content for removal. In such cases, our experts help our clients by de-indexing the content as well as affixing the tag of “Refutation” or “The article is outdated” on the website.

Conclusion

If you or your company are suffering from slander on Facebook or defamation online that is harming your organization’s reputation or hurting you personally or professionally, you should know that you do have options. Even in the scenarios when removal is not a convenient option, there is still an ample number of strategies which can help you get the negative content hidden, removed or redacted from the internet.

 

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