Internet Defamation Removal Attorneys

Internet Defamation Removal Attorneys

A Blog Focused on Strategies for Deleting Damaging Online Content

Tag Archives: Google

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

Reporting Harmful Non-Defamatory Google Reviews

Posted in Google, Online Reputation, Other Internet Law Issues
It is generally difficult to convince a website to remove defamatory third-party content without a court order. If person A goes to a website and says person B’s statements about him or her are false, how does that website know whether person A is telling the truth? And, even so, how would the website know if… 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

Utilizing IP Addresses to Subpoena Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Posted in Identify Anonymous Defamers, Internet Defamation General
The majority of online defamation is posted anonymously or pseudonymously. Thus, many cases require issuing subpoenas—including to internet service providers (ISPs)—to identify the unknown posters. This process often involves obtaining internet protocol (IP) addresses from an entity, in response to an initial subpoena; determining the ISPs that own the respective IP addresses produced by the subpoenaed entity; and… 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

Australian Court: Google Liable as Secondary Publisher in Internet Defamation Case

Posted in Cases & Court Decisions, Defamation Removal, Google, Other Internet Law Issues
Last week, Justice Malcom Blue of the Supreme Court of South Australia ordered Google to pay $100,000 (AUD) in damages (plus interest) in a landmark internet defamation case. Several weeks earlier, the Supreme Court of South Australia handed down an unprecedented judgment against Google in a multi-year legal battle that originally arose out of Ripoff… Continue Reading

How Businesses Can Protect Their Executives From Online Reputation Attacks

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Internet Defamation General, Online Reputation, Other Internet Law Issues
Businesses are incredibly vulnerable to online reputation attacks.  Virtually anyone with a motive can seriously harm a business’s reputation online.  This issue has been previously framed from a company perspective.  What has not been discussed as much is how company executives are also quite susceptible to being attacked online, and it is just as important… Continue Reading

Mugshots: Public Interest Versus Privacy Debate, Removal ‘Extortion’

Posted in Cases & Court Decisions, Mugshots, Online Reputation, Other Internet Law Issues
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear its panel’s decision regarding the release of mugshots under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). At issue is whether the mugshots are simply public record, obtainable through FOIA requests, or if there are inherent privacy interests. Mugshots have been historically viewed as public record. But mugshots… Continue Reading

Online Reviews: Ten Things You Should Know

Posted in False Reviews, Online Reputation, Other Internet Law Issues, Review Websites, Yelp
Whether you like them or not, it is hard to ignore online reviews. For many businesses, online review pages and ratings are displayed prominently in Google and Bing searches. And many brick and mortar retail stores have “People Love Us on Yelp” stickers displayed on their doors or windows. Speaking of Yelp, according to the… Continue Reading

Why Your Business’s Online Reputation Matters and How to Protect It

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Online Reputation, Other Internet Law Issues
Executives from top businesses around the world have weighed in. And they have indicated that the top risk for their respective companies is their reputation. In 2013, Deloitte released the results of a survey of 300 top management and board members from across the globe. According to the survey results, reputation became the single greatest strategic… Continue Reading

Controversial People-Rating App, Peeple, Prepares for Launch

Posted in Apps, Cyberbullying, False Reviews, Other Internet Law Issues
A new app expected to launch in November is generating a lot of mostly negative buzz following a recent story published in The Washington Post. In fact, the headline of that very article refers to the forthcoming app, Peeple, as “terrifying.” Peeple, according to the article, is described as “basically Yelp, but for humans.” Yes, on… Continue Reading

Protecting Your Business’s Reputation on the Internet

Posted in Businesses and Executives, False Reviews, Online Reputation, Review Websites
According to a recent survey, more consumers are reading online reviews. They are forming opinions more quickly based on those reviews. They are paying close attention to star ratings. And, in general, they are highly trusting of online reviews. These survey results, discussed below, reaffirm just how vulnerable businesses are today on the internet.  Consequently, business… Continue Reading

How to Remove Harmful, Harassing Content From Pinterest

Posted in Cyberbullying, Other Internet Law Issues, Pinterest
Based on its visual nature, defamation is less common on Pinterest than on other top social media websites.  Pinterest – the online “pinboard” website on which users virtually bookmark content on their own boards and explore others’ pins and boards – is ranked 16th by Alexa Internet in its list of top U.S. websites and 37th globally. However,… 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

Google, the United States and the EU ‘Right to Be Forgotten’: Strategies for Removing Harmful Google Search Results

Posted in Defamation Removal, Google, Internet Defamation General, Other Internet Law Issues
In May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that individuals have the right to ask Google to remove certain search results about them.  This “Right to Be Forgotten,” as it is popularly known, has led to nearly 290,000 removal requests and counting, with Google evaluating well over a million URLs to date.… Continue Reading

Google Considers Truth, Accuracy for Search Rankings

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Defamatory Websites, False Reviews, Google, Internet Defamation General
Google has been considering a new search ranking algorithm that factors in trustworthiness, according to a report released by the company this past winter. contributor Daniel Newman recently fleshed this concept out in a June 30 column. From an internet defamation/defamation removal perspective, this potential new way of Google ranking content makes for an interesting discussion.  Certainly at… Continue Reading

Google to Remove ‘Revenge Porn’ Images From its Search Results

Posted in Google, Other Internet Law Issues, Revenge Porn
It will not solve the problem. But Google is taking a positive step when it comes to revenge porn, hoping to mitigate the harm it is causing  victims, particularly women.  On Friday, a Google executive announced that the company will soon consider removal requests of the harmful images appearing in Google’s search results. In a June 19,… Continue Reading

How to Remove False and Defamatory Pissed Consumer Reviews

Posted in Complaint Websites, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Pissed Consumer, Review Websites
Pissed Consumer – branded as a “premier consumer advocacy group” – is home to countless online reviews and complaints about businesses across dozens of industries.  For many small- and medium-sized businesses, false and defamatory reviews on Pissed Consumer can be quite harmful. Fortunately for these businesses and business owners, Pissed Consumer does offer removal options for… Continue Reading

How to Remove False and Defamatory Google Reviews

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Google, Review Websites
When running a search of a business on Google, chances are that an aggregate star rating (on a 5.0 scale) and a listing of Google Reviews will appear high up in the search results.  While Google Reviews may not yet have the widespread appeal of Yelp, they are gaining in popularity and will continue to be… Continue Reading

How to Remove a Defamatory Blog Post or Website

Posted in Defamation Removal, Defamatory Websites, Google, Internet Defamation General, WordPress
Disgruntled parties are initiating online reputation and brand attacks on a number of internet forums.  This includes people publishing false and defamatory blog posts. This typically involves them creating a free blog through Google, WordPress or another easy-to-use blog-publishing platform for the sole purpose of disparaging other parties. Businesses and individuals harmed by blog posts should… Continue Reading

How Businesses Can Protect Against, Prevent and Plan for Online Reputation Attacks

Posted in Businesses and Executives, Defamation Removal, False Reviews, Online Reputation, White Papers
Today, consumers typically form first impressions of businesses based on what they read about them on the internet, particularly on search engines such as Google. In fact, according to a study released by PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2012, 80 percent of the 7,005 consumers interviewed worldwide indicated they researched products online before making purchases. And this figure… Continue Reading