What’s Online Defamation?

Generally, defamation is a false and unprivileged statement of fact that is harmful to someone’s reputation, and published “with fault,” meaning as a result of negligence or malice. State laws often define defamation in specific ways. Libel is a written defamation; slander is a spoken defamation. Someone who might have harmed you may claim their right to free speech? So, what the key difference between free speech and defamation? There’s no hard and fast rule, but the key in most slander and libel cases are “false statements of fact.”

We have a unique understanding of what libel can do to your personal or business reputation. If you are in need of legal assistance with any aspect of online defamation, call us at 1.888.978.9901or contact us online. The firm's founder, attorney Adam S. Tracy, J.D., M.B.A. has a strong background in criminal and business law and extensive knowledge in the area of social medial laws and is able and willing to help you.

How The Tracy Firm Defends Your Rights?

Defamation spreads faster than a fire — and can do a lot of damage to your reputation, online and, consequently, offline. Fortunately, there are ways to contain the damage. Talk with us about the specifics of your situation to explore the best options.

Please bear in mind these simple facts:

Truth –> The best defense for defamation is truth. In the majority of situations, if defendants can prove their statements are true, the chances of winning the case skyrocket.

No Harm –> Unless a case falls into the “per se” category, plaintiffs can’t win slander or libel lawsuits unless they can prove the statement caused them harm.

As more and more people rely on social media to connect with others, the need for legal representation to resolve online disputes has increased. If you are the victim of cyber-bullying, online defamation, or you have an unresolved complaint with a social media platform like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Google + contact The Tracy Firm that excels in online defamation cases.

Social Media Expectations

When using social media platforms, you expect privacy, respect, and fair treatment from the social media company. Unfortunately, many of these platforms are poorly monitored and have questionable online tracking methods they claim help marketers and advertisers conduct market research you may not even be aware of.

A social media lawyer can clearly explain your rights to ensure your expectations are met. Since social networks are still in their infancy, so are the laws pertaining to them. In the meantime, however, a lawyer with experience in handling social media issues and complaints can use existing laws include rights to privacy, marketing and advertising, and anti-bullying laws to build your case.

Types of social media cases include:

  • Cyber bullying or harassment
  • Cyber stalking
  • Identity theft
  • Marketing and advertising litigation (create hyperlink to m &a page)
  • Privacy violations
  • Defamation
  • Phishing (stealing information from your profile page)

Find a Social Media Attorney at The Tracy Firm

With a limited number of lawyers experienced in handling online privacy and security issues concerning social media, you can trust the advice you receive from the Tracy Firm will be accurate and well-founded. The Tracy Firm takes pride in providing only the best in Internet law and offshoots including social media law.

Navigate this new legal landscape with an attorney who fully understands the ins and outs of social media and how current law affects these types of legal proceedings.


Adam S. Tracy, J.D., M.B.A.

Attorney Adam Tracy has a strong background in all facets of commercial law and extensive experience in litigating complex commercial disputes, and is able and willing to help. He is also a well-versed legal scholar in the United States copyright law. A former competitive rugby player and serial entrepreneur, Adam Tracy has a wealth of experience on both sides of the table. He has advised many companies with regards to legal issues, law compliance and capital markets matters.

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