Roughly 6,000 tweets are uploaded on Twitter every second; despite Twitter’s extensive policies and rules, many of these tweets are defamatory. Unfortunately, removing another person’s defamatory tweets or Twitter account from the internet is not as easy as one might think. Reaching out to skilled website removal lawyers to protect your reputation is the safest course of action once you have been the subject of defamatory tweets. At Daniel Szalkiewicz & Associates, our experience in removing defamatory content from the internet gets you fast and high quality results.
Twitter Defamation Policy
Even though Twitter claims that there are limitations on the content that they allow on the site, when it comes to removing defamatory content, Twitter often falls short.
The Twitter Rules, however, address only:
- Graphic content
- Unlawful use;
- Misuse of Twitter badges; and
- Abusive behavior
Because the Twitter Rules do not address defamation, individuals who are being defamed on Twitter often have little protection against Twitter for a user’s defamatory tweets.
In the first six months of 2017 Twitter received removal requests regarding 14,120 accounts – Twitter declined to take action on over 65% of the accounts. Instead of intervening and removing the offensive content, Twitter urges individuals to “consider the context” of a tweet and suggests that blocking and ignoring someone can resolve the issue. Unfortunately, Twitter’s policy does not prevent or discourage defamatory content from being shown, and in many instances proliferating, on the internet.
How We Address Defamatory Tweets
In some instances it is clear who is responsible for posting the defamatory content; in others, you may not know the identity of your online harasser. Our firm has initiated a number of cases against Twitter users as a result of their defamatory tweets and is adept at identifying anonymous users. Over the years, Daniel Szalkiewicz & Associates has removed countless Twitter accounts and tweets on behalf of our clients.