Suing for libel or slander based on Facebook defamation is very difficult. Facebook refuses to take down posts without a court order. Making matters even worse, Facebook makes it hard to contact their support staff with any issues and does not respond to email requests. Attorneys can help by starting lawsuits and unmasking anonymous Facebook users.
Facebook Defamation Policy
Facebook claims it has a defamation policy, however it is very hard to remove Facebook pages that contain defamatory content. Facebook does not have a way to adequately report libel and slander. Facebook states it will remove hate speech.
However, Facebook defines hate speech only as content based on a person’s:
- National origin,
- Religious affiliation,
- Sexual orientation,
- Sex, gender, or gender identity, or
- Serious disabilities or diseases.
This does not help our clients who are being accused of other acts or those who are being harassed online. Rather, Facebook tells our clients to use “tools” to address abuse. Facebook encourages users to do five things:
Send a message to the person responsible for posting
Unfriend the person to remove them from your friend list
Block the person from contacting you
Report the person if their behavior is abusive
Facebook’s Defamation Policy does not help our clients. Rather, Facebook suggests that a user hide content, which does not prevent it from being seen and shared by others.
Facebook Defamation Cases
We have successfully removed Facebook pages, posts, and reviews. We are not afraid to sue Facebook users on your behalf for the harm that they are causing your personal life and business.