Cyber Defamation

Cyber DefamationHave You Been a Victim of Cyber Defamation?

Cyber defamation can be a criminal offense.  If you’ve either been defamed on blogs, websites or social media, or if you’ve been accused of defamation, you need legal representation.  Slander and defamation are serious offences, punishable by law.

Stopping or addressing cyber defamation is very difficult and the consequences can be very damaging to a person’s character and business.  The damage spreads fast and the repercussions are can be widespread and destructive.

Folk Tale About Slander

There’s an old Jewish folk tale about slander that illustrates the seriousness of slander.  A man repeated a story he heard about another man.  Soon the story spread throughout the village but the man realised that the story was slanderous. He felt remorseful and went to the Rabbi to seek advice in order to undo the damage done.

The Rabbi suggested he should go home and bring him his feather pillow.  The man was surprised but followed his advice and presented the Rabbi with his feather pillow.  The Rabbi asked the man to pull out all the feathers in the pillow case.  Still confused, the man complied.  The Rabbi then asked the man if he could collect all the feathers that had been scattered and put them back in the pillow case.  The man replied, “But that’s impossible!  The window is open and the wind scattered the feathers all over the room and blew so many outside.”

“Yes,” said the rabbi. “And that is what happens when you slander against another person.  The slander spreads and it’s impossible to rectify the damage done.”

Stopping Cyber Defamation

A lawyer can draft a letter to stop the behavior and get any slanderous statements to be removed from online platforms such as social media, blogs and website.  You might need to file a report with the police but a lawyer can advise you of procedures both with the police as well as seeking compensation for any damage caused to your reputation and business.  If you are being harassed, we can advise on both criminal and civil litigation.

Please give us a call for an informal discussion and we’ll use our experience and skills to assess the situation, advise you and act on your behalf.  SM

Make An Enquiry

Call us now on 020 7113 4003 or complete our Online Enquiry and we will be delighted to talk with you about your legal matter.

Free Enquiry

Back to all news

Share Article With:

Make An Enquiry

    Global Excellance Awards

    Client Reviews

    DG Law were fantastic throughout our purchase process. We had a short, fixed, timeline to

    Venetia Lawson-Cruttenden [solicitor] is fantastic!  She is always so thorough and efficient and gives you the

    DG Law supported us through a very difficult contractual negotiation to achieve exactly the outcome

    We were very pleased with the way that DG Law helped us on our transaction

    Thanks for all the help from DG Law in pulling together our somewhat complicated loan. 

    DG Law resolved a difficult lease renewal for us and their services were excellent –

    I needed understanding and experienced legal advice. DG Law provided an excellent service at a

    My experience was second to none – the service was professional and personal. DG Law

    DG Law always step up to the plate on our transactions and handle the various

    DG Law was recommended to me and my partner and I received excellent advice –

    Having worked with DG Law a number/couple of times now, I have been really impressed

    DG Law were constantly at hand, and kept pro-active throughout the thorny process of getting

    DG Law organised and ran a very useful session to help to make our team’s

    DG Law came recommended to me and whilst setting up a new business it was

    We were recommended three lawyers to handle the sale of our seven year old successful

    Why Choose Us?

    We live by our core values of transparency, flexibility and being honourable – every day

    We put ourselves in your shoes so we understand your problems from the inside out

    We deliver our advice in a way that is easy to understand