What was once a way to stay connected with friends and family members has morphed into a highly influential website for businesses to promote their products and services. We are talking about the social media site that revolutionized how we interact online. Facebook remains one of the most popular platforms for users of all ages, but one important question has arisen in recent years that involves a legal principle.
Can you sue for defamation of character on Facebook? The answer is yes, but you have to prove the elements that define defamation of character.
Defamation of character in any form can irrevocably destroy the personal and/or professional reputation of another person. On Facebook, it can happen when a visitor leaves a comment concerning a post, as well as within the content of an article that a Facebook host has uploaded for public view. Facebook also provides users with a status update feature that offers the opportunity for someone to leave a defamatory statement.
If you believe you are a victim of defamation on Facebook, you should contact one of the experienced attorneys at Morgan & Morgan. Because the Internet is still a relatively new platform for interacting with other people, the laws defining defamation of character online constantly change. This means that what was defamation of character two years ago might not be defined as such in 2022. One of our defamation lawyers will determine whether you have a strong enough case to move forward with legal action.
Act with a sense of urgency by scheduling a free case evaluation with one of the accomplished litigators at Morgan & Morgan.