In this all-encompassing article and blog post, we’re going to walk you through how to secure a guaranteed removal from CheaterBoard.com, why CheaterBoard poses a serious threat to both your personal and professional reputation, common alternatives methods to remove libel and false posts, and more!
- At Minc Law, we can guarantee the removal of false and defamatory content from CheaterBoard.com, all you need to do is reach out to us today to schedule your free, initial no-obligation defamation consultation. And, we do it all for a flat, reasonable fee. To find out the other websites and online platforms which we offer guaranteed defamation removals from, head on over to ‘Our Services’ page.
- Several popular torts related to defamation and libel include: intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, misrepresentation, and false light. Several U.S. states have codified separate torts for the publication of specific types of statements which might otherwise not be considered defamatory.
Online Libel Removal Fact: Most U.S. states recognize defamation and libel as having four fundamental elements: (1) A false statement of fact ‘of and concerning’ the plaintiff, (2) Published to a third-party, (3) With fault amounting to at least negligence, (4) Causing damage to the plaintiff (unless it is considered defamatory per se).
If you’ve been falsely accused or maliciously attacked on CheaterBoard.com and want it removed, contact the experienced Internet defamation removal lawyers of Minc Law ASAP! At Minc Law, we can guarantee the removal of false and libelous posts/comments from CheaterBoard.com, all you need to do is contact us today for your free, initial no-obligation consultation. And, we do it all for a flat, reasonable fee.
Curious about the other websites and platforms we provide guaranteed online defamation removals for? Head on over to our ‘Services’ page to check out our comprehensive list.
At Minc Law, we know the ins and outs of U.S. defamation law, and have worked tirelessly with numerous online content managers, website administrators, and third-party arbitration firms to secure quick and seamless defamation removals. In our tenure as nationally recognized defamation removal attorneys, we’ve secured the effective removal of over 25,000 pieces of content and websites, litigated in over 22 states and 3 countries, and boast a nearly 100% online defamation takedown rate.
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The Facts: What is CheaterBoard.com?
CheaterBoard.com is a new and growing online platform and bulletin board for users to report cheating and unfaithful spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, and past lovers. It only started to gain traction and traffic in early 2019, however, it has catapulted to the first page of Google’s search results for several individual names, making it a serious threat to both your personal and professional reputation.
While CheaterBoard.com, and other cheater reporting (and shaming) websites, may have begun with a noble cause in mind – to help prevent future heartache and infidelity – they have unfortunately become a hotbed for malicious online attacks and false accusations over the years. Furthermore, most cheater reporting and shaming websites, including CheaterBoard, allow for anonymous posts and comments, which further open the doors for false and libelous online attacks. No one deserves to have their personal and professional reputation controlled by an anonymous online troll.
When users first land on CheaterBoard.com’s homepage, they are confronted with countless photographs of (presumably) past boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, and significant others who were unfaithful. They are then prompted to “Report a Cheater” or search for a cheater via the sidebar. “Reporting a Cheater” on CheaterBoard.com can be done within minutes, requires no formal verification or registration, and allows the posting of photographs. Cheaters are classified by location, with reports concerning individuals from most U.S. states, AND other countries – such as China, Australia, France, and Japan!
If you’ve been falsely attacked or accused on CheaterBoard.com, it’s extremely important that you consult an experienced Internet defamation attorney to discuss your legal options as soon as possible. Online defamation and libel is much like a wildfire, as once it spreads, damage can be irreparable. Let’s put this fire out before it has time to spread.
U.S. Defamation Law Fact: When it comes to defamation law, the United States is typically considered a pro-defendant libel and defamation jurisdiction due to its enforcement of free speech laws and the U.S. Constitution. Other common law countries, such as the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, are however, generally considered pro-plaintiff defamation jurisdictions.
Guaranteed Defamation & Libel Removal From CheaterBoard.com
At Minc Law, we can guarantee the removal of defamatory and libelous content/posts from CheaterBoard.com, simply contact us as soon as possible! In our tenure as nationally recognized Internet defamation attorneys, we’ve established an arsenal of legal tactics to be able to guarantee defamation removals from specific websites and online bulletin boards.
To find the last of all websites and online platforms that we provide guaranteed defamation removals for, head on over to our Services page. And, we conduct all guaranteed defamation removals for a flat, reasonable fee!
Most importantly, we have proven results. In our defamation removal tenure, we’ve helped secure the effective and seamless removal of over 25,000 websites and pieces of content, litigated in over 22 states and 3 countries, and support a nearly 100% online defamation removal rate (for non-guaranteed removals). We also provide removals for revenge porn and other harassing materials online.
At Minc Law, we knows the ins and outs of U.S. defamation and libel law, and have worked tirelessly with numerous website administrators, online content managers, and third-party arbitration firms to secure removals. And, in specific instances, we’ve successfully procured valid court ordered removals and de-indexing from search engines!
Staying on top of your online reputation and presence is extremely important, and stands to affect your life is more ways than you can imagine, so make sure to consult an experienced Internet defamation attorney as soon as possible. With the meteoric rise of technology and communication platforms over the last twenty years, libel and defamation has turned from a “local” danger to a worldwide threat. Just remember, proactivity beats reactivity when it comes to online defamation and malicious accusations.
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Defamation Removal Tip: When confronting online defamation and libel, we strongly recommend making sure to keep a well-documented trail of all evidence and offensive materials. Screenshot all offensive content, the search parameters which lead to the content, and any identifying information about the poster. We also recommend having a trusted friend or family member take supporting screenshots to help refute claims of evidence tampering by the opposing party.
Several U.S. state jurisdictions have separate torts for the publication of certain types of statements which might not otherwise be considered defamatory. Specifically, some of the most common related torts to defamation and libel include:
- Intentional infliction of emotional distress,
- Invasion of privacy,
- Misrepresentation, and
- False light.
In this section, we’re going to briefly walk you through each one of these related torts and provide an easily digestible definition and example to help you better understand it.
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Sometimes referred to as the ‘tort of outrage’ or ‘tort of outrageousness’, intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED) is a common law tort which refers to the intentional or reckless conduct by a party which causes severe emotional distress to a person. At the very heart of the definition of intentional infliction of emotional distress is requirement that the conduct be “extreme” or “outrageous” in some way that no reasonable or average person would ever do such.
IIED was first created as an answer to a common issue which would arise when tackling the common law crime of assault, which did not find liability where a threat of battery (contact to one’s person) was not immediate or imminent. IIED arose to protect victims who were otherwise threatened with “future” harm.
In order to succeed in an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim, plaintiffs generally need to prove all four of the following elements:
- The defendant acted intentionally or recklessly,
- The defendant’s conduct was either extreme or outrageous,
- Such act caused distress to the plaintiff, and
- The plaintiff suffered severe emotional distress as a result of the extreme or outrageous conduct.
An example of an extreme or outrageous act which might give rise to a valid intentional infliction of emotional distress claim is when a party sends a letter to an individual falsely claiming a loved one or family member has recently been killed in an accident.
What is Considered an Invasion of Privacy?
All persons in the United States have a fundamental right to privacy, which simply refers to a restrain placed on governmental and private surveillance and monitoring of one’s life. While the U.S. Constitution does not explicitly list the right to privacy, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Constitution implicitly grants the right to privacy to all persons from government interference with their First Amendment, Third Amendment, Fourth Amendment, and Fifth Amendment rights.
In conjunction with the right of privacy, most U.S. states recognize four other torts:
- Intrusion upon a party’s seclusion,
- Public disclosure of private and embarrassing facts,
- Publicity which ultimately places a party in a false light in the public’s view, and
- Appropriate of a person’s name or likeness.
For example, invasion of privacy generally concerns itself with workplace monitoring, the collection of personal and identifiable data, one’s Internet privacy, and more.
Do understand that a party’s right to privacy is generally only found in certain instances, such as when when they reasonably expect to be safe from the intrusion or surveillance of third-parties. A core takeaway is that the plaintiff in question must have a reasonable expectation of privacy that is violated.
What is Misrepresentation?
The tort of misrepresentation will be found where an untrue or misleading statement of fact is communicated during negotiations between parties and one party ultimately relies on such statement.
Misrepresentation exists at the intersection between tort and contract, due to the most common instances where it arises, and is thus governed by common law, statute, and equity. Defamation on the other hand concerns itself with the communication of a false statement of fact which causes damage to another’s reputation. Generally, misled parties may either rescind the contract that they were tricked into, or receive damages (in lieu of rescission).
While most U.S. states boast varying definitions of misrepresentation, all will likely require the existence of an untrue or seriously misleading statement. Such untrue statement can be made explicitly, spoken, written, gestured, or even communicated through silence. Do note that statements of opinion are not generally held to be misrepresentation, as misrepresentation concerns itself with “untrue facts.”
There’s several fundamental types of misrepresentation which are commonly found in U.S. contract and tort cases; negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent misrepresentation, and innocent misrepresentation. All simply differentiate between the defendant’s degree of awareness regarding the untrue statement of fact at hand.
For example, if a jeweler sells a person a diamond encrusted watch which is later discovered to be an emerald encrusted watch, then there is a likelihood that misrepresentation will be found.
How is False Light Different Than Defamation?
Several U.S. jurisdictions enforce the tort of false light, which addresses statements and communications which might technically be true and verifiable as fact, but so incredibly misleading that it then becomes defamatory.
The most fundamental difference between false light and defamation is the idea that false light is intended to protect a plaintiff’s emotional and mental well-being, rather than their reputation (defamation). False light lawsuits generally arise under the same set of facts as defamation suits, so not all U.S. states and jurisdictions will recognize false light actions.
Most jurisdictions which do recognize the tort of false light will require plaintiffs to prove the following four elements:
- A publication or communication by the defendant which is of and concerning the plaintiff,
- Made with actual malice (the same standard used for public figures in defamation cases),
- The statement places the plaintiff in a false light, and
- The statement is highly embarrassing or offensive to reasonable persons.
For example, in a highly publicized case against Playgirl magazine, actor Jose Solano Jr. brought a false light suit for the specific placement of headlines surrounding his cover photo. The headlines insinuated that Solano Jr. might be pictured naked inside the magazine. While an appeals court ultimately found Solano Jr. to be a limited public figure and the subject of a newsworthy magazine, it still generated an important discussion about the differences between defamation and false light.
Online Reputation Management Tip: If your business, company, or service has any established online presence (such as a Google Business or social media profile), we recommend setting up an online reputation management and monitoring budget. Doing so is an extremely effective way to combat libelous reviews and comments, gauge the general public’s opinion of your product or service, and identify intellectual property infringers the moment they appear.
Unsure of your state’s respective defamation statute of limitations and laws? Reach out to an experienced online defamation attorney as soon as possible to explore your legal options. At Minc Law, we know what it takes to secure swift and effective removals of online libel and false posts, and have proven results.
Let’s take back your online presence and life.
Common Alternative Methods to Remove Online Libel & False Posts
Sometimes it’s just not in the cards to commence with a comprehensive online defamation takedown, and online libel victims might be interested in employing their own, free tactics and methods to remove and suppress offensive and defamatory online content. In this section, we’re going to take you through several free and effective online content takedown methods.
Let’s first tackle one of the most effective alternative methods for suppressing negative online content and search results – starting a blog.
Getting a Blog Up and Running
Getting a blog up and running is one of the more effective (and free) methods by which a victim of online defamation and libel may use to suppress internet search results and content. However, it can be incredibly time-consuming. At its very core, Internet search algorithms value positive and constructive content, which a blog stands to offer.
Creating a blog can be used by persons who are seeking a long-term strategy towards ensuring their online presence remains unperturbed by malicious online attacks and accusations. Do understand that it may take several months to get things up and running (and ranking in search results).
When creating and maintaining a blog, we recommend utilizing good SEO (search engine optimization) tactics to build out your content and website. Once you’ve positioned yourself at the forefront of Internet search results (and on the first page or two), malicious and destructive posts and websites (such as Cheaterboard.com) won’t stand a chance to tarnish your online presence and reputation.
Just make sure to stay consistent with your blogging!
Cease & Desist Letter
Cease and desist letters are popular ways to procure the removal of online libel and other content. However, they should be approached with caution and after thinking through the potential consequences of sending one.
Cease and desist letters simply refer to one party’s demand that another “cease” (refrain) from doing (or not doing) something, and “desist” (continuing) from doing it further. Sending a cease and desist could ultimately accomplish one’s goal of removing online libel and false posts, or it could agitate the website host or administrator behind the content, leading to its further dissemination and publicity.
We strongly recommend reaching out to an experienced online defamation attorney before sending a cease and desist, as it could ultimately prevent future hassle and headache.
Utilize a Website’s Contact & Removal Form
A healthy percentage of user-generated content platforms (UGCs) will have contact and removal forms, which should be one of the first options employed by defamation victims when seeking to remove content.
However, do understand that user-generated content platforms are protected under a landmark piece of legislation, known as the Communications Decency Act, and often take hardline stances against removing content (even with removal forms).
Defamation Law Fact: When identifying online defamation, it’s first important to understand the differences between the two fundamental types of defamation that exist; libel and slander. Libel refers to a false written or published (photograph, video, or other media) statement of fact, which causes harm to the reputation of a third-party, while slander refers to a false oral statement. While you might initially think that a YouTube video is in fact considered slander (due to it being spoken in nature), it is actually considered libel due to being preserved and published in a tangible medium.
Work With the Internet Defamation Removal Lawyers of Minc Law Now!
If you’ve been defamed, falsely accused, or maliciously attacked on CheaterBoard.com, contact the online defamation removal attorneys of Minc Law today to discuss your guaranteed removal. That’s right, guaranteed removal!
During our tenure as nationally recognized Internet defamation removal attorneys, we’ve built up an arsenal of legal tactics to guarantee defamation and post removals from certain websites and online bulletin boards – CheaterBoard.com being one of them. And, we do it all for a flat, reasonable fee.
To check out the other websites and online bulletin boards we provide guaranteed defamation removals from, head on over to our ‘Services page’ for more information.
At Minc Law, we’ve secured the swift and seamless removal of over 25,000 pieces of libel content (and websites), litigated in over 22 states and 3 countries, and support a nearly 100% online defamation removal rate. Rest assured when working with us that you’re in good hands, as we know who to work with and how to work with them.
Curious as to what you can expect when working with the Cleveland-based defamation attorneys of Minc Law?
- Respect & Courtesy: We pride ourselves on treating our clients with the utmost respect and courtesy. After all, your goals are our goals, so know that we’re here to make this overwhelming and stressful process as smooth as possible!
- Open Channels of Communication: Some online defamation removal attorneys go missing once the online takedown process has begun. Not us. At Minc Law, we’re here to keep you informed and updated about all relevant details surrounding your case and takedown. Rest assured we’re here to always keep you in the loop!
- Websites & Businesses Respond to Us: We know who to work with and how to work with them in order to secure swift and seamless removals. And, we have the results to prove it. At Minc Law, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to the removal of false online accusations, and employ a wide array of legal tactics to do so in a cost-effective and quick manner. Websites and businesses respond to us!