Suing People For What They Said On Social Media?
This week, our Protect Yourself question comes from Cheryl in Lakeside, CA. Cheryl writes,
A friend of mine who I had an argument with a few weeks ago is going online and saying ridiculous, mean, untrue statement about me. She is telling everyone that I have been sleeping with her boyfriend. Totally untrue! What can I do? Thanks for your help! – Cheryl”
We are entering a new era of laws and social media. We’ve recently seen people using Facebook to divorce. In Cheryl’s case, defamation of character is the law that comes into play.