Ed-vise: Defamation

A feeling better GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, was NOT feeling it yesterday. Gut and post Christmas sniffles/ whatevers made me feel like crap. But, today…feeling much better! Might even hit afternoon jits!

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

Uh Oh!

Someone done messed around and is now finding out.

In Idaho, at the U of I, there were four students that were mysteriously murdered. You might have caught the headlines. Pretty gruesome and no suspect arrested as of yet.

All kinds of speculation and theories from “Armchair Detectives” whose only experience is watching CSI or whatever other “Who Done It” show.

One of these so called detectives likes to show off as a clairvoyant. A person that gets messages from the spirit world to predict things or whatever else. There used to be shows in the 80s and 90s were a such people would get a big crowd together and show off their skills by finding out what people were thinking or feeling by contacting the spirit world. They’d start off with a big general statement like “I sense someone is hurting.” “You lost someone” and on down the rabbit hole they would go.

Well, this so called sleuth is on Tik Tok. She pointed out that a history professor from the University was the culprit. Pointed out the professor by name.

Well, like any good history professor would do, they filed a defamation suit against the Tik Toker! And I LOVE IT!

Too many people posting and talking smack about people and getting away with it. I love to see someone that was basically shamed punching back.

So, What Would You Do if someone posted about you?

Most likely they would have caught you in mid-swing or mid sentence. Not getting the full story. Then posting it on social media as another “Karen” or, as in this case, another murderer.

Defamation is a pretty high standard of proof. But, it is very attainable. At common law, it is a published statement to a third person that harms the reputation of the person the statement is about. Meaning a bad statement about you published to another. If it’s posted on social media, it’s PUBLISHED.

The biggest and most effective defense to it is TRUTH. Meaning if the statement is true, it does not matter that it harmed your reputation, usually.

So, for Ed-vise purposes, if you did not kill someone and someone says you did on social media, contact an attorney. They would LOVE to help out on such a matter.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember if you buy shoes from a drug dealer, you will always…TRIP OUT! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA…Get it? I know you do

Peace

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