When can you file a cyber defamation case?
Cyber defamation, or online defamation occurs when someone makes a false statement about you or your company on the internet that causes harm to your reputation. If you have been a victim of cyber defamation, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the person who made the false statement.
To file a cyber defamation case in Malaysia, you must be able to prove the following elements:
1. False statement
The statement must be untrue.
The statement must specifically refer to you or your company.
The statement must be published or communicated to a third party on a website or social media platform, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc.
The statement has caused harm to your reputation or caused you to suffer some form of economic loss.
The person who made the false statement must have acted with intent to lower you or with reckless disregard for the truth.
If you have been a victim of cyber defamation, take action now to protect your reputation and hold those responsible accountable. Contact us today to discuss your options for seeking justice.