There are several websites on the internet that allow individuals to report information regarding poor services, misconduct of actions by others or for providing unsatisfactory goods. One such website, RipoffReport.com, has currently been in the news because a family member of convicted murderer Tracey Richter was using RipoffReport.com to defame the reputations of witnesses by providing statements to Ripoff Report that these people were guilty of perjury, fraud, child molestation, murder and terrorism, which was then posted on Ripoff Report’s website. RipoffReport.com is claiming that they are not responsible for any inaccurate statements that users post on their website.
It is being reported that many of these statements are false and are tarnishing the reputations of these individuals and/or their businesses. If a lawsuit is filed, someone could be held responsible of internet defamation for the posting of false and damaging statements about these individuals. However, if RipoffReport.com did not screen the posts, invite additional offensive postings, elaborate with their own comments, and/or call upon others to respond in kind, then they could be viewed as not being responsible for any internet defamation on their part pursuant to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), thereby leaving those individuals that posted these online statements as the responsible party for online defamation.
If you find yourself the victim of online defamation that is causing irrefutable harm to your reputation, business and/or brands, the highly experienced internet defamation attorneys can help you protect your reputation on the internet.