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How to Stop (and Remove) Online Impersonations on Social Media, Other Websites

Professionals and companies are being harmed online and on social media in a number of ways. One increasingly common form of online harassment is impersonation of the person (or company) that the harasser is intending to harm through the creation of fake public personas on social media platforms or websites. Major...

Actor Can Proceed With Twitter Defamation Lawsuit, Likely to Unmask Anonymous Twitter User

Actor James Woods is one step closer to unmasking the identity of the unknown Twitter user he sued for $10 million last summer. Last Monday, Judge Mel Recana of the Los Angeles County Superior Court denied the defendant’s Special Motion to Strike. This allows Woods to proceed with his case against...

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

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...

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...

Twitter, Reddit Change Policies to Prohibit Revenge Porn, Establish Revenge Porn Removal Procedures

Earlier this month, Twitter updated its rules to prohibit “revenge porn,” or the posting of nude photographs or videos without the subject’s consent.  This news came a couple weeks after Reddit announced a similar change to its privacy policy reflecting its prohibition of revenge porn and the process of removing...

How to Remove Private or Embarrassing Photos from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

People today love sharing photographs of themselves and their whereabouts. And today’s technology makes it so easy.  While there are numerous websites and apps that make this possible, among the most popular are Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  This trio ranks second, eighth, and twenty-fourth, respectively on Alexa.com’s rankings of top...

Dallas P.D. Fumbles Arrest News About Brother of the NFL’s Aqib Talib

#BREAKING: Oops. On Sunday morning, Maj. Max Geron tweeted from his official Dallas Police Department Twitter account, @MaxDPD, that NFL cornerback Aqib Talib had been arrested for throwing bottles and causing a disturbance at a Dallas club. The tweet about the 1:45 a.m. arrest was later retweeted by the Department’s...

How to Deal with Potential #Defamation on Twitter

In January, a jury ruled in favor of Courtney Love in a libel case concerning a tweet, brought by Love’s former attorney. This was believed to be the first U.S. trial concerning potential defamation on Twitter. While the plaintiff in the so-called “Twibel” case did not collect damages, and we...