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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?  

Marinka Peschmann's Fake News Defamation case law PSA
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Fake News, Defamation & Misinformation Case Law

If you’ve been defamed just because you’ve put someone on notice with a retraction, correction demand to have the false statements about you removed it doesn’t mean that person will do the right thing and remove the infringing content, retract and apologize.

Unfortunately, some people just dig in. It’s these people who give 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 the more you How to Legal and follow court cases and read dockets you will see these people exist.

Life would be easier if people 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, the following is case law that may be helpful to combat the fake news, misinformation, and defamation crisis — with facts and reality about freedom of speech.

Keep reading ….