Defamation, slander and libel including a website, a blog, etc

Defamation, slander and libel – what’s the difference?
Defamation is the term applied to all public statements that can damage the reputation of another
individual or party.
Slander is defamation in an impermanent form, and usually refers to speech.
Libel is defamatory material in a permanent recorded form – in a newspaper, a book, on a TV or radio
programme, a website, a blog, a drawing, or even a letter sent from one individual to another.


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