Questions tagged [slander]

Defamation by spoken word

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Could asking someone to participate in a lawsuit count as defamation? I suspect he was illegally evicted as well

I am taking my ex-landlord to small claims court. Since I shared a kitchen with him I cannot take him to the residential tenancy branch. I believe in addition to my damage deposit and prorated rent, ...
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Impersonation - promoting contents to make it look like it's coming from someone else

We have 2 people, person A and person B. Let's say person A decides to fabricate contents and made it look like it came from person B and promoted it to anyone and everyone. Person A made it look to ...
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Help regarding revenge site/cyberstalking/cybersquatting [closed]

I am a victim of cyberstalking and cybersquatting by an ex. After I terminated our very short 3 month relationship, this person contacted my significant other, my separated spouse (unwanted, and they ...
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Can I sue someone for publicly calling me a sex offender if I'm not one?

I was removed from the sex offender list by the state in May because I don't have a sex related crime, but I can still find myself posted on websites and posts labeling me as a registered sex offender....
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Can you pursue legal action for a potential user who keeps coming back even after being banned from an internet platform?

I run my own web site and I've also been part of a few social media platforms owned by private citizens and small business owners. They usually have administrative rules to prevent bullying, ...
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Can you sue someone for online harassment if you agreed to it?

Say that you're on a toxic online forum and you know that the community is anonymous and that everyone bashes everyone, and you've agreed to the terms of use which state that the owner of the forum is ...
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Is there such a thing as “indirect” defamation?

A says to B, "You are a lousy drug dealer." They are overheard by a bystander, C, with consequent damage to B, who really isn't a drug dealer. My understanding is that "defamation" does not exist for ...
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How does pressing charges for slander work?

According to The Law Dictionary It is also necessary to prove that their slanderous words about you are all lies. How does this make sense? Isn't it on the burden of a person making a claim to ...
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Defamation, Slander, and Infowars

I was reading an article today where one of the victims of the Los Vegas shooting was saying that he was being harassed and threatened by people who buy into the conspiracy theory that no one died in ...
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Sentiment Analysis on Persons, Companies, Things

Are there any laws against applying sentiment analysis on people, places, or things using open source data? How about data only found on my network (proprietary user opinion of other people, places, ...
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Can I be sued for libel for warning others about claims maybe by individuals who do not want to come forward to collaborate them?

This question is asked out of curiosity. While I ask this using a situation form my own life I'm not asking for legal advice and my actions are not going to be affected by the answers, I'm not ...
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When is public humiliation and slander illegal?

There is a activist/vigilantly group called Creep Catchers who pretend to be underage children selling sex. Then when a pedophile agrees to meet in person, they show up with video cameras, broadcast ...
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What Israeli laws are there concerning the word “Nazi”

The internet has numerous reports, which are often vague, about laws proposed or existing in Israel regulating use of the word "Nazi." Some apparently are not just about that word but are about any ...
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Is it possible to be a “derivative” party to a slander suit?

Suppose you are an employer. Employee A accuses B of committing a "firing offense." You fire B on A's say-so, without investigating to see if the charge is true. Maybe you trust, or even like A more ...
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Why may the German government decide if Jan Böhmermann will be prosecuted?

According to the German ZEIT ONLINE article Bundesregierung prüft Strafbegehren der Türkei, Turkey requested that Germany prosecutes the German citizen Jan Böhmermann over a poem, and now German ...
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Do laws against libel and slander [malice] also apply to incomplete information?

I understand that if somebody posts false information about an individual and if it can be proved that individual had intent to cause malice against the other individual, then that can be brought to ...
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Is Peeple Legal?

This question has to do with the legality of "Peeple", which was described as "Yelp for People". The basic idea is that someone makes a profile for a person, listing their name, age, city, or ...
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Implied insults

What are the legal differences between an explicit insult, that qualifies as slander, and an implication of the same insult? I am a German citizen, so I'd prefer answers applicable to Germany. But ...
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May I curse or belittle an officer with no repercussions?

Sometimes I belittle police officers and make them really think about what they're doing. I wonder sometimes: what if I really embarrass an officer with something I say, maybe in front of their ...
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The difference between libel and slander

I've heard people use the terms libel and slander interchangeably, but I know that they are different in the eyes of the law. What are the defining characteristics of each?