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Defamation in the Internet Age: Protecting Reputation Without Infringing Free Expression

Defamation in the Internet Age: Protecting Reputation Without Infringing Free Expression

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Defamation law protects privacy and reputation. If a citizen journalist publishes an article that falsely accuses an individual of wrongdoing, that individual can sue under defamation law, forcing the journalist to retract the false statement. However, the picture becomes more complicated if, for example, a citizen journalist accuses a government official of corruption and the truthfulness of the allegation is unknown. This scenario requires courts to balance a citizen’s right to free expression against the right to reputation of the government official. Government officials should be subject to a higher degree of scrutiny and criticism than an ordinary citizen.

read more : https://www.cdt.org/blogs/ellery-biddle/1109limits-free-expression-defamation-internet-age
Defamation law protects privacy and reputation. If a citizen journalist publishes an article that falsely accuses an individual of wrongdoing, that individual can sue under defamation law, forcing the journalist to retract the false statement. However, the picture becomes more complicated if, for example, a citizen journalist accuses a government official of corruption and the truthfulness of the allegation is unknown. This scenario requires courts to balance a citizen’s right to free expression against the right to reputation of the government official. Government officials should be subject to a higher degree of scrutiny and criticism than an ordinary citizen.

read more : https://www.cdt.org/blogs/ellery-biddle/1109limits-free-expression-defamation-internet-age

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