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When Retraction, Correction and Demand Notices are Ignored ….

Without libel law, credibility of the press would be at the mercy of the least scrupulous among it, and public discourse would have no necessary anchor in truth.   
                                                      ---David A. Anderson, Is Libel Law Worth Reforming?  

Fake news defamation case law

Fake News, Defamation & Misinformation Case Law

If you’ve been defamed, just because you’ve put someone on notice with a retraction, correction demand it doesn’t mean they will do the right thing and remove the infringing content, retract and apologize.

Unfortunately, some people just dig in giving you no choice but to file a defamation lawsuit against them. Why anyone would want to spend at least a year to several years stuck in litigation is beyond me, but these people exist as court dockets tell the tale.

Life would be easier if people just did the right thing.

Given the real world consequences of the Internet era of fake news, disinformation and defamation, as we witnessed again when the U.S. Capital was attacked on January 6, 2021, resulting in more tragic deaths, and over four hundred arrests, I think it is fair to say we are well past the crisis stage.

(See for e.g., Dan BarryMike McIntire and Matthew Rosenberg, “Our President wants us here,” New York Times, January 9, 2021.)

Thus, following is case law which may be helpful to combat the fake news, misinformation and defamation crisis — with facts and reality about freedom of speech.

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