Perhaps the most vulnerable people to the phenomena of internet defamation and internet libel are professionals. If you are a doctor, lawyer, accountant, physician, or other professional dealing directly with consumers, your online reputation is always at risk. Posting defamatory comments on the internet is as easy as opening a web browser, navigating to a website and entering, and writing a comment or post as an anonymous user. All too often, the information posted on the internet is factually wrong and diminishes the professional’s reputation. Here are some tips to protect your online reputation in the Internet Era:
- Doctors, lawyers, accountants and other professionals need to be active on the internet. You need to make sure that your name appears in a positive way on as many websites and social media platforms as possible. When someone searches for your name, you want as many search results on Google as possible in order to make it more difficult for any defamatory comment on a web page to come back on the first page of search results.
- Be proactive when it comes to monitoring the internet. You want to see negative information as quickly as possible, before it starts to spin out of control and others start to post on top of the defamatory and libelous comments.
- Contact an internet defamation attorney if there is a problem as soon as possible. It is much easier for us to handle libel on the internet if we are able to tackle the problem early.
Feel free to contact an internet lawyer at our firm for more information. If you don’t protect your reputation, you may find false, inflammatory and embarrassing information hung around your digital self.