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Pedophile - noun Psychiatry. an adult who is sexually attracted to young children. You'll note that this does not describe any illegal action; attraction is worrying and often leads to illegal activity, but it is not illegal in and of itself. Calling someone a "pedophile" is no different than calling someone schizophrenic, psychopathic, autistic, or any ...


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Generally, no A limited purpose public figure must have "thrust themselves to the forefront of particular public controversies in order to influence the resolution of the issues involved" to be a public figure. Merely being a CEO doesn’t do this. Being a CEO at the heart of controversy like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg or Volkswagen’s Martin Winterkorn does.


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Is it legal to call someone a pedophile without a conviction? It depends, as the other answers have explained. I will add that a conviction is not indispensable for referring to someone as pedophile or criminal. What matters is whether the publisher has sufficient, objective grounds supporting his communication(s) that a person committed a specific crime. ...


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In the UK it is illegal to say that someone has committed a crime when in fact, they havent. Having sex with a child is illegal. Therefore, claiming that someone has is illegal, unless of course, the claim is true. The question then becomes: does calling someone a pedophile amount to claiming that they have committed a crime? It probably depends on the ...


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Calling a person a pedophile is not legal in a strict sense (ignoring for now if he is factually a pedophile; if he is, it's not illegal since it's true) because a statement like that is considered libel per se, or is clearly libelous on its face. Libel is defamation and defined as a false and unprivileged statement of fact that is harmful to someone's ...


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We can't know whether it's legal, because it's legal if it's true, regardless of whether he has been formally accused or convicted. But in the absence of a conviction or publicly available evidence, we can't know whether it's true. We also can't know why anyone making that statement is doing so. They might be making the calculation you suggest, or they ...


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As I understand it from a brief internet search, Tech Nation is a consultancy firm hired by the UK government to provide these reports. As such,the supply of these to the government is not publication to a third party required for defamation law to apply. Even if it was a publication, their opinion that you do not meet the criteria is not an actionable ...


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