Nearly 20 years ago, Google purchased YouTube to form the most powerful duo of social media sites in the world. Since buying the video-centric company in 2006, Google has promoted YouTube relentlessly to make it one of the most popular social media networking platforms. From large corporations promoting products and services to savvy individuals trying to monetize a unique niche, YouTube is the place to gain exposure in cyberspace.
YouTube is also the place where defamation of character has become a huge problem.
From slanderous remarks made in a YouTube video to libelous statements found in the comment section, no other platform offers more opportunities for users to destroy the reputation of another person or an organization. The question is not does libel and slander happen on YouTube. Instead, the question is can you sue for defamation of character on YouTube.
If someone made a defamatory remark about you on YouTube, you can sue the individual who made the defamatory remark. However, you cannot sue YouTube or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). Working with one of the skilled litigators at Morgan & Morgan helps you meet the elements of proving defamation, as well as hold the other party accountable by filing a civil lawsuit that seeks monetary damages.
Schedule a free case evaluation to recover any financial losses you might have sustained, as well as receive injunctive relief to prevent future acts of defamation.