Internet Defamation Removal Attorneys

Internet Defamation Removal Attorneys

A Blog Focused on Strategies for Deleting Damaging Online Content

Tag Archives: Search Engines

How to Remove Search Results Linking to False and Defamatory Content

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Google, Internet Defamation General, Online Reputation
When people want to learn about a product, service, company or professional, they often go straight to the internet. And, unsurprisingly, a large percentage of people are going directly to search engines. According to PwC’s 2015 Total Retail Survey, of the more than 19,000 people the company surveyed worldwide, 56 percent of them indicated the… Continue Reading

Devanney to Lead “How to Remove Defamation, Negative Reviews, and Other Damaging Content from the Internet” Webinar

Posted in Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Internet Defamation General, Webinars
Colleen Devanney, who heads up Vorys’ internet defamation practice, is leading an upcoming online webinar presentation on defamation removal on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 3:00 ET. The webinar—entitled “How to Remove Defamation, Negative Reviews, and Other Damaging Content from the Internet”–will run approximately 75 minutes. A full course description and registration information for the… Continue Reading

Removing Defamatory Statements From the Internet Using a Court Order

Posted in Defamation Removal, Google, Internet Defamation General
Most businesses and professionals defamed on the internet simply want the false content removed. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to obtain removal, one of which is through a court order. Websites and other entities do not want to be tasked with having to weigh the facts of any situation and make a judgment… Continue Reading

Removal Often the Best Solution for Online Defamation

Posted in Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General
For businesses forced to deal with internet defamation, in our experience, removal of the harmful content is generally the best solution. Solutions are fact-dependent.  However, the longer false content remains online and potential customers or clients, among others, can view it, the more damage it is likely to cause to a business. Thus, to the… Continue Reading

Devanney to Lead Upcoming Webinar on Strategies for Removing Defamation From the Internet

Posted in Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General, Webinars
On Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, Colleen Devanney will lead a webinar, entitled “How to Remove Defamation, Negative Reviews, and Other Damaging Content from the Internet.”  Devanney, who is leading Vorys’ internet defamation practice — will present from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. ET in the webinar hosted by the Clear Law Institute. The webinar is intended for attorneys, who… Continue Reading

Removing Internet Defamation From the Internet: Solutions are Fact-Dependent

Posted in Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General
When it comes to handling internet defamation issues and other online reputation attacks—specifically in terms of removing the content from the internet— the solutions are, in one word: fact-dependent.  There is no other way to describe it. And there is no perfect solution that can be applied to every instance of online defamation.  There are various… Continue Reading

How to Remove Harassment, Other Harmful Internet and Social Media Postings

Posted in Cyberbullying, Defamation Removal, Facebook, LinkedIn, Other Internet Law Issues, Pinterest, Twitter, WordPress
Minutes, if not seconds, is all it takes for someone to cause harm to another person on the internet. Whether a single posting on social media or another online forum, or a full-fledged harassment campaign consisting of numerous postings on various platforms, it is extremely easy today to cause damage to another’s reputation online. Thus,… Continue Reading

Video: Options for Removing Defamatory Content From the Internet

Posted in Defamation Removal, Google, Internet Defamation General, Videos
The number one question asked by the victims of online defamation is ‘How do I get this defamatory content removed from the internet?’ In the below video, Whitney Gibson — head of the Vorys practice group that focuses on internet brand and reputation issues — discusses several techniques, including contacting websites and web hosts, getting content de-indexed from… Continue Reading

How to Remove Defamatory News Articles from the Internet

Posted in Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General
Negative media coverage has always posed a challenge for businesses and professionals.  Given the current internet landscape and the ability of articles to spread quickly through social media, businesses must be especially active in trying to deal with bad publicity.  A defamatory news article can be readily available online for years and rank highly on… Continue Reading

How to Deal With a Ripoff Report Post That Appears on Another Website

Posted in Complaint Websites, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Ripoff Report
Victims of false and defamatory reviews on Ripoff Report should be aware that many of these reviews are popping up elsewhere online.  More specifically, it appears that other lesser-established websites are copying the text from recent Ripoff Report posts and publishing them verbatim on their own sites.  Thus, businesses must continue to be watchful of… Continue Reading

How to Remove URLs from Google after Obtaining a Court Order

Posted in Defamation Removal, Google, Internet Defamation General, Ripoff Report
In several previous blog posts, we have mentioned obtaining court orders with the aim of getting links to harmful content, such as Ripoff Report posts, de-indexed from search engines.  What we have not yet written about is how to use a court order to get links removed from Google. In short, this entails using Google’s Legal… Continue Reading

Businesses Should Create ‘Web Assets’ to Help Protect Against Online Reputation Attacks

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Online Reputation, Other Internet Law Issues
Businesses are best equipped to handle online reputation attacks if they take steps upfront to protect their reputations; take preventative measures to try to thwart or limit attacks; and plan out how to address attacks if (or when) they really do occur. Considering today’s internet landscape and current U.S. laws (such as the First Amendment and… Continue Reading

Removal of Ripoff Report Posts from Search Engines Remains Best Option

Posted in Complaint Websites, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Ripoff Report
It is well-documented on our blog that Ripoff Report has a strict policy against removing content. Not if the author of a post has expressed a willingness to retract his or her statements. And not even if presented with a court order indicating a particular post contains false and defamatory content. Under the current Communications Decency Act,… Continue Reading

How In-House Counsel Can Help Shape Their Companies’ Reputations

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Competitor Defamation, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Identify Anonymous Defamers, Internet Defamation General, Online Reputation
Company reputations today are largely dictated by what is posted on the internet, both about the companies themselves and their executives. Gone are the days where reputation is based on building up and maintaining goodwill with consumers over time. As Jennifer Evans, Chief Risk Officer at ANZ, was quoted in a Deloitte report, “reputations built… Continue Reading

Top European Court: Google Must Delete ‘Irrelevant’ Links Upon Requests From Users

Posted in Google, Other Internet Law Issues
On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that, in certain cases, Google must honor user requests to delete links to personal information that are irrelevant or not in the public’s interest. The ruling came in a case involving a Spanish man that complained in 2010 that a Google search of his name led… Continue Reading

Protecting Physicians’ Reputations from False Reviews

Posted in False Reviews, Health Care / Physicians, Online Reputation
Among those we frequently assist in the area of internet defamation, the members of one profession in particular are uniquely susceptible to false reviews on the internet: physicians. Physicians are vulnerable to reputation attacks for a number of reasons, and false reviews are especially challenging to physicians because of HIPAA restrictions. Unlike, say, a restaurant… Continue Reading

Improper Arrests Can Cause Major Reputational Harm

Posted in Online Reputation, Other Internet Law Issues
According to Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute, an arrest is defined as the “use of legal authority to deprive someone of his or her freedom of movement.” An arrest is not, however, a proof of a conviction. Arrestees are often found not guilty. Sometimes the charges are dropped. But in today’s society, a person’s innocence… Continue Reading

Ripoff Report Removal Strategies: How to Deal with False and Damaging Ripoff Report Posts

Posted in Complaint Websites, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Ripoff Report
Everyone has heard the saying “the customer is always right.” Taken a bit out of context, this seems to ring true on consumer complaint website Ripoff Report – even when one of its users is completely in the wrong, by posting false and defamatory information about a business. In its attempt to give a voice… Continue Reading