Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

What are the chances a Facebook user can get in trouble with law enforcement for defamation of another user?

I've been made out to be a pedo after someone copied my picture and screenshot it and posted it and it said horrible things, sone actually think I was the one that wrote it!

5 Answers

  • 2 months ago
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    Chances are low because defamation is not a criminal charge.

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  • Neil
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    The chances are ZERO.

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  • 2 months ago

    Defamation is a civil matter. You would have to sue.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Zero chances.......

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  • Huh?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    At least in the US defamation is a civil matter and you would have to demonstrate damages. You might get punitive damages but the evidence bar is much higher and requires a showing of malice. 

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