In this all-encompassing post, we’re going to walk you through how to secure a guaranteed defamation and post removal from CheaterXposed.com, several reasons why CheaterXposed has become a hotbed for online defamation and false posts, several alternative methods to combat libelous online attacks, and more!
Important Note: This blog post is for CheaterXposed.com, not CheaterXposed.us. We also do offer a guaranteed defamation removal from CheaterXposed.us, which you can find more information about here.
- At Minc Law, we can guarantee defamation, post, and content removals from CheaterXposed.com, simply contact us for your free, initial no-obligation defamation consultation today!
- CheaterXposed.com poses a serious threat to both your personal and professional livelihood and reputation due to its lack of three key features. Specifically, CheaterXposed.com lacks a registration process for users to verify their identities, concrete posting guidelines, and a content vetting mechanism or body.
United States Defamation Law Fact: The United States is generally considered a pro-defendant libel and defamation legal jurisdiction due to its longstanding history of First Amendment and Free Speech enforcement, while European countries and other Commonwealth jurisdictions (ex. United Kingdom, Canada, Australia) are typically considered pro-plaintiff libel and defamation legal jurisdictions.
If you’ve been the victim of online defamation and false accusations on CheaterXposed.com and want it removed, contact the nationally recognized online defamation removal lawyers of Minc Law now! At Minc Law, we’ve built up a series of legal tactics over the years to be able to guarantee defamation removals from specific websites – CheaterXposed.com included. And, we do it all for a flat, reasonable fee.
To find our comprehensive list of other websites and bulletin boards we provide guaranteed defamation removals for, head on over to our ‘Services’ page here.
In our tenure as experienced Internet defamation removal lawyers, we’ve secured the effective and quick removal of over 25,000 pieces of libelous content/websites, litigated in over 22 states and 3 countries, and support a nearly 100% online defamation takedown rate.
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The Facts: What is CheaterXposed.com?
CheaterXposed.com a popular (and growing) website and online bulletin board for users to report, shame, and expose unfaithful boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, and past spouses. CheaterXposed isn’t a small-scale operation either, and boasts thousands of cheater reports, comments, and posts.
While CheaterXposed may have begun as an honest and accessible platform for past-lovers and spouses to warn others about unfaithful individuals, it has unfortunately evolved into a hot-zone for online libel, defamation, and other false accusations. Imagine having CheaterXposed show up on the first page of Google’s search results after searching for your name.
One might at first confuse CheaterXposed.com with ChaterXposed.us (which we also provide guaranteed defamation removals for. However, CheaterXposed.com is owned by a different parent website (CyberExtortioner.com) and makes very clear in their ‘About Us’ section that they are two completely different entities, “We opened this site to put an end to clone websites like CheaterXposed.us whose sole purpose is to extort money from victims who’ve been listed on other sites, by means of scraping, not even bothering to remove watermarks.”
When first landing on the CheaterXposed.com homepage, site users are encouraged to “Expose cheaters, liars, scammers, homewreckers, sexual predators.” After briefly scrolling the homepage, you’ll notice everything from accusations of racial discrimination, to sexual promiscuity, all the way to posts which contain nude photographs (revenge porn or nonconsensual pornography). Users may then search for posts by date or category. CheaterXposed.com operates on such a global scale, that it supports cheater shaming reports about persons located as far as the Philippines and the United Kingdom!
In Section 3, we’re going to walk you through three key reasons why CheaterXposed poses a serious threat to both your personal and professional reputation.
U.S. Libel Fact: Understand that libel covers both false written statements of fact AND other media (photographs, videos, etc…) preserved in a tangible form. While one might first assume YouTube videos are slander, due to them containing spoken language, they are actually considered libel – due to being preserved in a tangible medium. Twitch broadcasts and other videos which are not preserved in a tangible format are still yet to be definitively ruled on as slander or libel.
Guaranteed Defamation & Post Removal From CheaterXposed.com
At Minc Law, we provide a wide array of services to help both individuals and businesses from all walks of life monitor, repair, and control their online reputation and likeness. Additionally, we help clients identify, prevent, and stop anonymous cyberstalkers, online harassment, and sextortion.
In our tenure as nationally recognized online defamation removal attorneys, we’ve built up an impressive arsenal of legal tactics to now offer guaranteed defamation, libel, and post removals from specific websites and online platforms – CheaterXposed.com included. You can find a comprehensive list of the various websites we provide guaranteed defamation removals for by heading over to our ‘Services’ page.
Regardless of the scale of a defamatory attack on the Internet, the fallout can be catastrophic, ruining not only your personal reputation but your professional one as well. At Minc Law, our highly experienced Internet attorneys draw on their refined and specialized business and technical expertise to find cost-effective and unique solutions to:
- Remove online defamation, libel, and false posts/content,
- Prevent and stop cyberbullying, online harassment, and cyberextortion,
- Conduct online investigations to identify anonymous posters/trolls,
- Repair and manage online reputations, and
- Secure court ordered removals and search engine de-indexing.
We understand United States libel and defamation law, and have worked tirelessly with numerous website administrators, content managers, and third-party arbitration firms to secure seamless and permanent libel removals. Rest assured, when you’re working with the defamation removal lawyers of Minc Law, you’re in good hands.
We’re here to fight for your online reputation.
Defamation Law Fact: Defamation is the all-encompassing term for a false statement of fact made to a third-party, which subsequently harms another’s reputation. It is generally broken down into two types; libel and slander. Libel being the appropriate term for false written statements, and slander for false spoken/oral statements. Defamation may also be commonly referred to as vilification, traducement, character assassination, or calumny.
Three Reasons Why CheaterXposed Poses a Threat To Your Reputation
So, why exactly has CheaterXposed.com become a hot-zone for online defamation, false attacks, and baseless accusations? In this section, we’re going to take you through three key reasons why CheaterXposed has failed to adequately protect innocent persons from malicious and false online attacks.
Lack of Poster Registration
Most of the time, reputable user-generated content platforms, such as Facebook, Reddit, and Upworthy, have registration mechanisms in place, which ties a user’s personal information and identity to an account. While their degrees of required personal information may vary, such registration mechanism helps rein in malicious users and anonymous online trolls. CheaterXposed.com on the other hand, requires no actual registration or user verification by a poster before publishing their “cheater report.”
With the ability to post and comment anonymously, comes an increased chance of malicious and defamatory online attacks. After all, why wouldn’t someone push their own malicious agenda if they knew the chances of legal recourse were slim to none?
Anonymous registration, or lack thereof, gives rise to our next two issues with CheaterXposed.com.
Minimal Posting Guidelines
A healthy percentage of user-generated content platforms, while not required under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (a landmark piece of Internet legislation), do provide a guideline template for posting and content. Users should be told what is, and isn’t, acceptable and tolerated on a website.
CheaterXposed.com boasts an extremely bare platform, where users are simply provided with a “report” form and contact page. Fundamental protections which one might take for granted on websites like Reddit and Facebook are unfortunately lacking on CheaterXposed.com.
As such, users may feel a higher entitlement to post malicious accusations and libelous comments. After all, there’s nothing telling them not to. Right?
No Content/Post Vetting Mechanism
Due to CheaterXposed.com’s near-blanket immunity for content posted on their website/platform by third-parties (granted under Section 230 of the CDA), they take an extremely hands off approach when it comes to verifying and vetting content posted.
Simply put, websites and ISPs protected under Section 230 of the CDA will not be held liable for information posted by third-parties, as long as they have no direct hand in creating or curating it. Without a content verification and vetting mechanism/party in place, it’s only natural that aggrieved and malicious users might let their imaginations run wild, posting freely without fear of legal repercussions.
Finally, as noted above, CheaterXposed.com enables users to upload photos of a cheater or unfaithful spouse. It’s worth noting that most parties who post a photograph (or other videos and media) of another individual, likely don’t possess the copyright of said picture, so they are technically infringing on a subject’s copyright. Without a content and post vetting mechanism in place, CheaterXposed.com not only is susceptible to online defamation and libelous attacks, but copyright and intellectual property infringement as well.
Websites which fail to have the aforementioned safeguards in place should be approached with skepticism and caution, as they are often hotspots for unsavory (and sometimes illegal) posts and content.
Defamation Removal Tip: Before initiating a defamation lawsuit, we recommend familiarizing yourself with your state’s respective libel and slander statute of limitations (the amount of time you have to bring your claim). Failing to do so could ultimately lead to having your case dismissed or thrown out at a later date. In the U.S. slander actions generally have a shorter statute of limitations due to the fleeting nature of their evidence, while libel actions are more relaxed.
Three Alternative Methods to Remove & Suppress Online Defamation
There’s several free and straightforward steps one can take to proactively protect against, suppress, or remove online defamation and malicious online attacks by oneself.
Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list, and if you’re unsure of how to proceed after being attacked and defamed online, we strongly recommend reaching out to an experienced Internet defamation attorney.
Send a DMCA Takedown Notice
As noted above, CheaterXposed.com and other similar cheater reporting and shaming websites often allow posters to publish photographs and other media. This opens up the doors of illegal activity to the extreme, giving rise to both defamation and intellectual property infringement claims.
Sending a Digital Millennium Copyright Act Takedown Notice is an effective way to let an individual or website know that your copyright is being infringed, and action will be taken if the photograph or media is not removed. While Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act does grant near-blanket immunity to websites and ISPs for content posted on their website, there are several exceptions – intellectual property infringement being one of them.
User-generated content platforms do recognize this lack of protection, and as such, are generally more likely to remove photographs and media infringing on a person’s copyright than a defamatory or libelous online post or content. However, sending a DMCA takedown notice can be tricky and ultimately cause more damage than harm if done improperly – therefore, we strongly recommend reaching out to an experienced Internet attorney to assist in the process.
If you do decide to send a DMCA takedown notice on your own, we recommend checking out our past article and blog post titled, “The DMCA & How to Send an Effective DMCA Takedown Notice.”
Cease and Desist Letter
Cease and Desist letters are a straight-forward way to let a person know you mean business. Cease and Desist letters simply request a party “cease” (stop)” the offensive conduct they are engaged in, and “desist” (refrain) from doing so in the future. Cease and desist letters can be a double-edged sword however, as most cheater and scam reporting websites revel in the threat of future legal action – most are extremely aware of their protections under Section 230 of the CDA.
We’ve dealt with user-generated content platforms and cheater reporting websites in the past, which have actually threatened to publish cease and desist letters sent to them by defamation victims. We generally recommend refraining from sending cease and desist letters to companies and websites which threaten future publication of a person’s private information, and suggest only utilizing one after properly weighing the pros and cons.
Utilizing Good Search Engine Optimization Practices
One proactive method to combat online defamation (before it is published) and malicious online attacks is to utilize good search engine optimization practices. This might sound like an arduous and difficult process, but is actually extremely easy. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) simply refers to a set of qualitative and quantitative practices employed by persons, websites, and companies to rank better in Internet search results.
Several popular SEO methods and practices include; establishing a blog, interlinking between social media profiles, and commenting publicly on high-profile websites/pages.
So, what does this have to do with my reputation?
Should you utilize good SEO practices, such as setting up a blog and frequently updating it, Google will recognize this. As a result, Google and other Internet search engines will prioritize the constructive, comprehensive, and positive content associated with your name and online presence, ultimately preventing defamatory and libelous online posts/comments from rising to the top of the search results after searching for your name.
To read up further on Search Engine Optimization, we recommend checking out this comprehensive article by SearchEngineLand, a popular news site for everything SEO.
Cyberstalking Protection Tip: In the U.S., cyberstalking is a crime, however; there is minimal cyberstalking legislation at the federal level. As such, cyberstalking is typically criminalized under harassment, slander, and anti-stalking laws. At the state level, cyberstalking may be considered both a felony and misdemeanor, depending on the severity of a cyberstalker’s conduct. You can read up further about cyberstalking and online harassment by checking out our comprehensive blog post here.
Work With Experienced Internet Defamation Removal Lawyers Now!
If you’ve been falsely attacked, accused, or defamed on CheaterXposed.com (or other popular cheater shaming and homewrecker exposing websites), contact the experienced Internet defamation removal attorneys of Minc Law ASAP to discuss your guaranteed removal! That’s right, a guaranteed removal from CheaterXposed.com. And, we do it all for a flat, reasonable fee.
To find our all-encompassing list of websites and bulletin boards we provide guaranteed defamation removals from, head on over to our ‘Services’ page here.
So, what can you expect when working with the Cleveland-based attorneys of Minc Law?
- Courtesy & Respect: Online defamation and libelous attacks can be invasive and stressful, so know that we’re here to make the removal process as smooth as possible. After all, your goals are our goals. We treat all clients with the utmost courtesy and respect.
- Open Lines of Communication: We understand how important it is to be kept in the loop regarding your defamation case and takedown. At Minc Law, we pride ourselves on our open lines of communication and dialogue, so rest assured we will keep you informed about all important updates and case details!
- Websites & Businesses Respond to Us: In our tenure as nationally recognized defamation attorneys, we’ve secured the effective removal of over 25,000 pieces of libelous and false content and websites, litigated in over 22 states and 3 countries, and support a nearly 100% online defamation takedown rate. We know who to work with to secure swift and seamless removals. Businesses and websites respond to Minc Law.
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