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How to Remove False and Defamatory Google Reviews

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...

How to Remove a Defamatory Blog Post or Website

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...

How to Deal with Extortionists Threatening Bad Reviews, Other Online Reputation and Brand Attacks

Increasingly today, “extortionists” are threatening businesses with potential harmful reviews or posting other damaging content online.  For instance, if a business does not give that person a refund, produce replacement, or discount, he or she could make good on a promise to harm the company online. As part of preventing online...

LXBN TV: Courts and Companies Take a Step Forward in Combatting Revenge Porn

Last week, Whitney Gibson was interviewed by LXBN TV’s Colin O’Keefe to discuss the subject matters of our two most recent blog posts: 1) the change in Twitter’s revenge porn policy, and 2) the recent California sentencing of a man to 18 years in jail for identity theft and extortion charges, in conjunction with...

Revenge Porn Site Operator Sentenced to 18 years in Calif. County Jail for Identity Theft, Extortion

Former revenge porn website operator Kevin Bollaert, previously found guilty of 21 counts of identity theft and six counts of extortion, was sentenced to 18 years in jail on Friday. As stated in our February post, California passed an “anti-revenge porn” law in October 2013, which penalizes revenge porn offenders...