In 280 or fewer characters, a Twitter user can destroy your career, disrupt your marriage, or derail your education. As one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, Twitter provides users with several benefits, including real-time updates on business specials and news reports that have global implications. Twitter also can be the source of a defamatory comment that negatively impacts your personal and/or personal life. If you follow online news sources, you should see plenty of stories that include several tweets embedded into the content.
Once in a while, the sources contain defamatory content.
Since the opening of the Internet to the public, government regulators at all levels have played catch-up with the passage of laws that prohibit defamation of character. Without a specific law that addresses defamatory comments on social media platforms, can you sue for defamation of character on Twitter?
The answer is yes, but you should work closely with an experienced defamation attorney who knows how to help clients recover from defamatory comments made about them online.
At Morgan & Morgan, our team of highly-rated defamation lawyers helps clients not only recover from the damages caused by defamatory comments, but we also work hard to ensure the guilty party never defames another person ever again. We understand how malicious lies can permanently ruin the personal and/or professional reputation of someone who has worked long and hard to establish a character that is defined by honesty and integrity.
Facing the negative consequences of one or more defamatory statements means you must be proactive and schedule a free case evaluation with one of the skilled litigators at Morgan & Morgan.