Slander is a type of defamation of character that is usually in the form of or oral comments. However, in today’s society, Google has replaced the need for making phone calls or meeting with people in order to settle life’s little squabbles. Millions of people log into Google every day, and if enough nasty things posted about you, Google slander can become the result. A clever attacker can get your name or your company right up on the front page of a Google search, but you will not like what you see
Try ‘googling’ yourself. If negative remarks are the first thing to come up, you have probably fallen victim to Google Slander. You may be wondering how to determine if the information that pops up is indeed defamatory in nature. By definition, defamation occurs when something said about you is simply false, was seen by more than ten other people, or is accusatory in nature. These remarks include referring to you as:
· Being sexually deviant
· Having committed a crime
· Being incompetent to perform your work duties
· Having some horrible disease (communicable or not)
Although all these requirements do not have to be met for you to be a victim of Google slander, they are a good acid test. If you have answered ‘yes’ to having received remarks of this nature, you are probably looking at something much more serious than a person simply exercising their First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
If you are experiencing Google Slander, or any other type of internet attack that is defamatory, you do have recourse. There are many things that can be done. Some are more benign than others, but all require the help of a specialist. Fooling around with the inner workings of Google is not for the layman.
One of the biggest deterrents to your ability to get your online reputation is the ease with which anyone can open numerous email accounts and make numerous posts all over the internet. At Reputation Defense Online, we takes numerous steps to return your online presence to a clean state. Specific actions we take include:
Determining the best course of action for your particular case. This is done via a free initial consultation).
Performing investigative work to gain information about the attacker.
Putting the attacker officially on notice, especially if your goal is simply to stop future attacks.
Collecting and compiling all data that might be necessary for a lawsuit.
Actually filing of lawsuit.
Reaching a settlement with the attacker.
Completing a lawsuit, if necessary.
If you have recently ‘googled’ yourself and been revolted by what you have seen, take action. Visit the cyber investigation professionals at www.ReputationDefenseOnline.com and reclaim your peace of mind.