In this comprehensive article, we’re going to take you through how to remove yourself and online defamation from WTFCheater.com, the rise of user-generated content platforms and why some have become hotbeds for online defamation and libel, how libel and false accusations stand to affect your reputation, and alternative methods for removing false and negative content from Internet search results!
- At Minc Law, we guarantee removal of false and libelous content from WTFCheater.com, all you need to do is contact us today for your free, initial no-obligation defamation consultation. And, we offer removals for guaranteed sites all for a flat, reasonable fee. You can check out the other websites and online bulletin boards that we offer guaranteed removals for by heading on over to our ‘Services’ page.
- User-generated content platforms, or UGCs for short, are websites or Internet service providers (ISPs) where the bulk of the content posted is created and curated by third-parties. Simply put, as long as the website or ISP where the content was posted was not the direct creator, curator, or editor, then they likely will not be held liable for online defamation and false accusations posted by third-parties.
- Several common alternative methods of online defamation removal and suppression include; (1) Optimizing your online presence with good search engine optimization tactics (ex. Creating a blog which you frequently update), (2) Commenting publicly on popular blogs, websites, and platforms, and (3) Linking your social media accounts to one another (doing so creates a “spider-web” of positive online content which Google favors).
Defamation Law Fact: Defamation is the overarching term for the communication and publication of a false statement of fact, which causes harm or damage to another person’s reputation. Defamation can be divided into two distinct categories; libel and slander. Libel refers to the written or published false assertion of fact which causes damage to another’s reputation, while slander is strictly an oral statement.
If you’ve been falsely accused or attacked on WTFCheater.com and want it removed, reach out to the nationally recognized Internet defamation removal attorneys of Minc Law now! At Minc Law, we can guarantee the removal of false and defamatory posts from WTFCheater.com, all you need to do is reach out for your free, initial no-obligation defamation consultation. You can find a list of the other websites and online forums/bulletin boards that we provide guaranteed removals for by heading on over to our ‘Services’ page. Note that we offer guaranteed content removals all for a flat, reasonable fee!
At Minc Law, we’ve worked tirelessly with countless website administrators, third-party arbitration firms, and online content managers to swiftly and securely removal false posts and libelous content. In our tenure as experienced online defamation attorneys, we’ve removed over 25,000 pieces of malicious and false online content/websites, litigated in over 22 states and 3 countries, and support a nearly 100% online defamation removal rate.
The online abuse stops now!
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The Facts: What is WTFCheater.com?
Although WTFCheater.com is a relatively new cheater shaming and infidelity exposing website, having only started to gain traction in late-2018, it has morphed into a popular option for persons and online trolls looking to expose past spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, and partners who were unfaithful. While most cheater shaming and spouse exposing websites and platforms began with an honest cause in mind – to help protect against habitual cheaters and heartbreak – they’ve unfortunately evolved into a hot zone for online defamation and other false accusations.
Furthermore, most of these platforms, including WTFCheater, are anonymous – requiring very little information. Do you want your online reputation being controlled by a person who isn’t even asked to fill out their email address when posting a defamatory rant?
When landing on the WTFCheater.com homepage, users will see that this operation is no small scale website, as it boasts over 250 pages of posts. WTFCheater is relatively simplistic, only supporting three main pages and an easily scrollable aesthetic. After landing on the homepage, users are able to submit cheating reports on WTFCheater’s ‘Report Here’ page. Simply put, WTFCheater.com’s ‘Report Here’ page leaves much to be desired, as it doesn’t even require a malicious poster or online troll to include their email (it’s optional). All they need to do is enter a “cheater’s” name, city, state, country, and brief details, and then submit it.
What’s especially alarming about WTFCheater.com is that the site ranks highly in Internet search results for certain individual’s names. How would you like the first page of Google’s search results to show a completely baseless and false accusation not only attacking your character, but exposing your personal life?
If you’ve been libeled, defamed, or falsely accused on WTFCheater.com, it’s extremely important to contact an experienced online defamation removal attorney to discuss your guaranteed removal as soon as possible.
Defamation Removal Tip: When removing online defamation and libel, we strongly recommend you take screenshots of the offensive material. Doing so is a great way to preserve evidence which may be easily hidden or suppressed, and refute any claims by the opposing party that you’ve tampered with the evidence (or fabricated your claim). Additionally, we recommend having a trusted friend or family member take accompanying screenshots to further solidify your claim.
Guaranteed Defamation Removal From WTFCheater.com
At Minc Law, we can guarantee the removal of false and libelous posts from WTFCheater.com, all you need to do is simply contact us to schedule your free, initial no-obligation consultation. In our practice as experienced defamation removal attorneys, we’ve built up an arsenal of tactics to guarantee removal from certain online defamation hotspots and websites.
Curious about our results? As nationally recognized online defamation removal attorneys, we’ve secured the effective and swift removal of over 25,000 pieces of content and websites, litigated in over 22 states and 3 countries, and support a nearly 100% online defamation takedown and removal rate.
At Minc Law, we know the ins and outs of United States libel law, and have worked tirelessly with numerous online content managers, website administrators, and third-party arbitration firms to secure swift and seamless removals. And in certain cases (when required), we’ve acquired a court ordered removal along with search engine de-indexing.
It’s extremely important to stay vigilant of your online reputation and presence, as one defamatory and false posts stands to spill over into not only your personal life, but your professional one as well. Online defamation does not discriminate, and has been compared to an ‘online wildfire’, as it can spread extremely fast and cause irreparable damage. Remember, proactivity trumps reactivity when it comes to online libel and false accusations.
Let’s put an end to the online abuse now and take back your online reputation and livelihood.
Online Defamation Law Fact: Online defamation law takes many names, and may also be referred to as a vilification, traducement, or character assassination. Oftentimes, the term ‘disparagement’ is thrown around when talking about damage to a person’s reputation, however; this is actually a misnomer. Disparagement refers to a statement which damages the proprietary and financial rights of a party or business, rather than damage to their reputation.
What Are User-Generated Content Platforms & Why Are They Hotbeds For Defamation?
If you’ve ever used the Internet (which you 100% have if you’re reading this post), then there’s an extremely high likelihood you’ve used a user-generated content platform. A User-generated content platform (UGCs) is simply a “complex names” for a very simple concept – a website or Internet service provider (ISP) whereby third-party users generate the crux of the content posted on the website. Ringing a bell? Well, if you have a Facebook, Reddit, or Instagram account, then you’ve contributed to the growth of user-generated content platforms.
UGCs arose as a mechanism to combat monolithic and highly centralized sources of information and news sites which were the sole providers of information and news up until the early 2000s. Narrative and information was being controlled by a very select few, a notion which is entirely contradictory to our democracy as a whole. As such, UGCs arose out of the need for ‘the people’ to create and disseminate important information and facts. Specifically, user-generated content platforms generally boast three core characteristics:
- Contribution by Users: The most basic idea behind UGCs is that the content posted on their website or bulletin board is contributed by third-parties. That means that the websites have no direct hand in the content’s creation, curation, or editing. It’s entirely authentic and dictated by the users themselves.
- Creative in Nature: The works and content posted must be “somewhat creative” in nature, meaning the user brings new value which has never been realized or added before. This standard is generally very low, and as long as the information is not plagiarized, then it will likely pass muster and considered user-generated content.
- Generally Accessible to Others: User-generated content is intent on its distribution to the masses and general public, meaning if it is not generally accessible to others (and the public), then it will not be considered user-generated content.
For reference, some of the most popular user-generated content platforms include:
User-generated content platforms also do take a dark tone in certain situations, as not all Internet users and posters strive to publish and disseminate legitimate and constructive information. Such controversial user-generated content platforms include; scam reporting websites, consumer advocacy websites, complaints boards, STD exposing sites, and of course, cheater shaming websites.
It’s important to understand that user-generated content platforms and websites have become hotbeds for online defamation because they are protected under a landmark piece of legislation known as The Communications Decency Act. You can read up further about this controversial piece of legislation by checking out our past blog post on it, the criteria courts use to determine whether an ISP receives protection, and more!
Online Libel Removal Tip: The general public typically conflates both the terms libel and slander, often incorrectly labeling libel as slander and using slander as the all-encompassing term for defamation. Slander refers to a false spoken statement which injures a third-party’s reputation, while libel refers to a false written statement. Furthermore, the general public usually thinks YouTube videos and other media should be labeled as slander, due to person’s communicating oral statements in them; however; because it is fixed in a tangible medium, it is considered libel.
If you’re unsure of what constitutes online defamation and libel and want to discuss your legal options, reach out to the online defamation removal lawyers of Minc Law today! At Minc Law, we have proven results when it comes to removing false posts and malicious online accusations, so rest assured you’re in good hands when working with our Cleveland-based team.
It’s time to control your online narrative.
Alternative Online Defamation Removal Tips
In this section, we’re going to walk you through several effective and free methods for removing and suppressing negative search results and online defamation. It’s important to weigh the severity of potentially damaging posts and contents versus the costs and time it would take to remove it from the Internet. Not all online posts and comments require a thorough cleansing from the Internet’s search results, and may be easily suppressed or removed in other, free ways.
Let’s first get started with an extremely effective method for suppressing Internet search results. However, be prepared to allot a healthy amount of time to building this method out!
Starting a Blog
Internet search results value constructive and good content, which makes creating a blog a valuable tool for suppressing negative and false online search results. Creating and updating a blog should be used for persons seeking to “play the long-term game” when it comes to protecting their online reputation, as it is not something which merely happens over night. Not only is starting a blog a great way to write about something you’re passionate about, it’s also a great tool for ranking in Google’s search results.
When starting a blog, it’s important to utilize good search engine optimization tactics (SEO) to build out your profile and content. Once you’ve solidified yourself in Google’s search results, weaker and destructive websites, such as cheater shaming and infidelity exposing websites, will pale in comparison to the already established constructive content you’ve posted. Just make sure you stay on top of your blog and frequently update it. Google and other search engines value consistency.
Additionally, openly commenting on other Internet blogs (with your social media profile) is an effective way to rank in search results. Aligning yourself with positive and constructive content is the name of the game here.
Unlocking Your Social Media Profiles
Unlocking your social media profile and openly interacting with other users and websites online is another alternative way to suppress online defamation and negative search results. However, do note that this method does avail you to a potentially larger audience, so if you’re looking to keep a low profile, then this might not be the method for you.
However, if you choose to do so, linking between all of your respective social media profiles can help create a “spider-web” of positive online content, which Google then catapults to the front of Internet search results. Social media profiles are some of the highest trafficked websites today, making them an attractive and effective option for persons looking to offset negative search results.
Sending a Cease & Desist Letter
Cease and desist letters are a free and straightforward method for removing online content and false posts. Do understand that a good portion of online user-generated content platforms will ignore cease and desists, and some may even publish them online, so it’s important to tread carefully.
Make sure to weigh the pros and cons before sending one. We recommend looking into a website’s removal policies to see if they explicitly accept cease and desists from the injured party.
Before sending a cease and desist letter, we recommend reaching out to an experienced online defamation and Internet attorney to explore whether this is the best way to go about removing damaging content.
United States Defamation Law Fact: The U.S. is generally considered extremely defendant-friendly when it comes to the wild world of libel and slander, due to its long-standing history of enforcing the First Amendment and Constitution. European countries and other Commonwealth jurisdictions (such as Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia) however; are typically considered more pro-plaintiff.
Contact the Online Defamation Attorneys of Minc Law Today!
If you’ve been defamed, libeled, or falsely attacked on WTFCheater.com and want to discuss a guaranteed removal, contact the online defamation removal lawyers of Minc Law ASAP! At Minc Law, we can guarantee the removal of false and libelous content from WTFCheater.com, all you need to do is reach out to us to schedule your free, initial no-obligation defamation consultation. And, we conduct our guaranteed removals all for a flat, reasonable fee.
Head on over to our ‘Services’ page to check out the other online platforms and websites we offer guaranteed removals from.
What are you waiting for?
In our tenure as experienced and nationally recognized Internet defamation attorneys, we’ve secured the seamless removal of over 25,000 pieces of 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 and how to work with them in order to secure swift and permanent removals.
Here’s what you can expect when working with the Ohio-based Internet defamation attorneys of Minc Law:
- Utmost Respect & Courtesy: We understand just how stressful and overwhelming false online accusations and libel can be, so know that we’re here to make this removal process as smooth as possible. After all, your goals are our goals.
- Open Communication & Dialogue: We’re here to keep you updated on all important details surrounding your case and removal. Some defamation removal attorneys go missing once the removal process has begun, not Minc Law. Rest assured we’re here to keep you informed.
- Websites Respond to Minc Law: As we’ve noted above, we’ve secured the seamless and permanent removal of over 25,000 pieces of defamatory online content and websites. At Minc Law, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to finding a cost-effective and swift solution to removing false and defamatory online posts. Businesses and websites respond to us.