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Defamation: civil law suits and big names

This blog post was written as part of a university project.

Defamation can be defined as the communication of a false and publicised statement which harms an individual or organisation’s reputation, making them an object of ridicule or making others believe that they are unable to do their job correctly. Statements of a defamatory nature, once published in ‘permanent form’, are considered libellous, as opposed to slanderous which covers vocal statements allowing negative opinions to be formed.

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