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Social Media Defamation

The combination of anonymity and an audience can make social media toxic. We are here to help you and your business. 

Social Media Defamation Solicitors in London

Defamation is taking place increasingly on social media and can cause substantial damage to the reputation of both individuals and businesses. If this has happened to you, you need solicitors you can trust.
The nature of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter means that malicious or damaging content can be shared easily and quickly and with such an extensive reach, this information can spread rapidly unless swift and effective action is taken. If your business has suffered as a result of defamatory information being shared online, speak to our social media defamation solicitors in London today on 0203 983 8278 or click the button below. 

How does defamatory content spread?

For those who do not regularly use social media, the unique ways in which defamatory content can be shared may be confusing. Sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Tumblr use different methods to allow users to access and share posts with and from other users. This can lead to a significant number of people viewing thoughts, views or articles quickly. Some of the ways that defamatory information about your business can spread include:


When one user posts a link to information that can be followed by their friends or followers


When Twitter users re-post information from another Twitter account to their own feed


When users engage with content that someone else has posted – this can often be seen by their friends or followers

Defamatory statements can be made in a variety of ways including by word of mouth, in written publications or, increasingly, on social media. If something that is unfair or untrue is posted about your business that is likely to bring your firm down in the estimation of others, this will in many cases be considered defamation of character.
Libel and slander constitute different forms of defamation. Defamatory content that is in a permanent form – usually information that is produced in a written publication, is broadcast on television or radio or published on a website – will be considered libel. Defamatory statements that take a more transient form – for example, if someone talks about your business to someone else – will be regarded as slander.
Our team of online defamation lawyers are specialists in this area. Please call The Social Media Solicitors today for advice on 0203 983 8278 or complete an online enquiry form.


Social Media Defamation

Malicious Falsehood, Harassment & Misuse of private information 

If you believe you have been the victim of malicious falsehood, harassment or misuse of private information on social media, The Social Media Solicitors can help.


    Malicious falsehood claims are sometimes made in tandem with, or as an alternative to, defamation claims. Malicious falsehood is substantially similar to defamation, but it does not have to involve injury to reputation. A statement will be considered malicious if it can be shown that the person publishing it knew it was untrue or it was published to cause harm


    Harassment is a ‘course of conduct' which causes victims to suffer distress, anxiety or alarm. It can be in the form of trolling or articles published on social media


    Misuse of information is a tort that continues to develop, due to social media; it is not only newspapers, magazines and TV stations which can now publish private content. It will be determined from the nature of the content published whether there would be a ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’

Contact The Social Media Solicitors 

If you or your business have been the victim of online defamation, contact our specialist defamation solicitors in London today. Call 0203 983 8278 or click the Contact Us button. 

What should I do if my business has been defamed on social media?

If you discover that defamatory content about your business is being shared online, you should speak to one of the defamation solicitors at The Social Media Solicitors immediately. We will work quickly to put a strategy in place to protect your reputation by having the offending information removed, as well as supporting you in seeking an apology or clarification regarding this information and compensation for any harm caused to your business. 
We can also act on your behalf in pursuit of an undertaking that defamatory statements will not be posted in the future. If court action is required, we can provide representation in civil actions for damages or to seek an injunction.


Contact The Social Media Solicitors

If your business has suffered as a result of defamatory information being shared online, speak to the social media defamation solicitors at The Social Media Solicitors. We will work efficiently on your behalf to ensure that the offending content is removed and can support you to take legal action for damages, compensation, correction and apology, or to take out an injunction against those who have published information about your business. Our team will ensure your case is handled in the best way, offering you a personal service to suit your needs.
Our defamation solicitors are here to provide proactive and pragmatic advice and on hand to take immediate legal action on your behalf. Please call The Social Media Solicitors today on 0203 983 8278 or click the Contact Us button. 

Our Clients


At The Social Media Solicitors, we have a genuine passion for protecting people's reputations.
Though most of our clients prefer to remain incognito, we still have some great testimonials you can read here.

City Professional

The Social Media Solicitors have been exceptional in helping me navigate a delicate matter of privacy, harassment and reputation management. Staying in constant communication was not something I expected from a boutique firm. They worked hard and continue to partner with me each step of the way, considering all professional, personal and legal angles. Want some peace of mind? Highly recommended!

August 2020


The Social Media Lawyers were recommended to me by a friend and I was not disappointed. They explained the importance of privacy to me in a way I could understand and now I am better informed. Their expertise gave me peace of mind at a stressful time in my life. I highly recommend The Social Media Lawyers, particularly for their expertise in the area of Social Media Defamation and Privacy

July 2020


I am very grateful to The Social Media Lawyers for their ongoing professional advice and help. We are facing challenging circumstances, being falsely accused, defamed and harassed. They have expertly assisted and continue to support us through these difficult times. I am impressed by their accessibility and flexibility to ensure that we are fully supported.

January 2020