Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms have been experiencing significantly greater usage as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now there are greater risks of people being defamed online as a result. Nath Solicitors in London help an increasing number of clients with their social media defamation issues, including high net worth and celebrity clients.
The impact of online defamation
The use of social media for communication has exploded in the last decade. More than half of the world now uses social media to communicate, and the average social media user spends over 2 hours of their day using such sites (according to GlobalWebIndex). What is posted really does matter. Much of what people post on their social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok or blogs that appear in search engines can either have a positive or negative impact on someone. The worst case is that people in the spotlight experience cyberbullying and extreme forms of social media defamation that can really affect their reputation.
If this happens to anyone, they are not without practical options and remedies. While social media sites are slowly coming to grips with the fact that they are not blameless for the content they publish and host, having expert help in the form of a social media defamation lawyer or law firm can really make a difference.
Nath Solicitors instructed to help more clients with their social media defamation problems
Over the last 30 years, Nath Solicitors have been helping many public figures, businesses, and professionals to protect their hard-earned reputations. Before the rise of the internet, clients would be defamed in traditional media such as newspapers, TV or magazines. But now Nath Solicitors have carved a niche with its social media defamation legal offering, allowing them to help clients with tailored and practical advice and support.
Some of their recent client successes include acting for a client where the defamer had made a defamatory website, alleging that the client was a predator and a criminal. Before the client chose Nath Solicitors, he had contacted seven other reputation management agents first. And after instructing Nath Solicitors, the client was relieved to see the defamatory posts being taken down within a short period of time from the point of instruction.
Another example included their legal help for a prominent authentic fashion designer online retailer. Such online retail professionals and business celebrities often use social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook to gain more potential customers and sales. But after much success in online selling, Nath’s client was approached by existing customers who suddenly questioned the authenticity of his products. As it transpired, a business competitor of the client (the ‘Defendant’) had been publishing false and defamatory statements against the client and their business on social media channels.
Nath Solicitors was able to assist the client through a variety of investigatory tools and services to communicate formally with the defendant. And they provided an in-depth cease and desist letter before action, detailing: how the defendant’s statements were defamatory, the ongoing harm to the client’s reputation, and the serious financial losses that the client incurred as a direct result of the defendant’s false statements about the products. This strategy proved very effective, with the Defendant removing the defamatory posts from their Instagram page and issuing an apology to the client, all of which helped the client re-build their online reputation and authenticity.
The importance of a fast and effective legal response to online defamation
Many business sectors use social media to promote themselves and engage with customers and know that this is becoming more important, particularly as a result of the pandemic. However, with greater social media use comes an increased risk of negative and defamatory comments. In such circumstances a quick and effective legal and practical response is crucial to prevent damage to their business.
Often an initial legal letter drafted in the right way and with the right form of communication will be successful in causing the person to remove the defamatory post. But in other situations, other legal remedies such as starting court proceedings may be the only option.
For any businesses facing similar issues and suffering damage to their reputation as a result of being defamed on social media platforms, Nath Solicitors can help them. To find out more contact: https://www.nathsolicitors.co.uk/ or call 0203 670 5540.
About Nath Solicitors
Nath Solicitors is a boutique firm of privacy, social media defamation and commercial contract specialists based in London, providing experienced, flexible & dynamic legal advice to individuals and businesses.
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