In this all-encompassing article, we’re going to walk you through how to remove yourself and false posts from DirtyHomeWreckers.com, whether cheater, infidelity, and scam reporting websites are legal, and three fundamental issues which plague such sites.
To remove yourself from DirtyHomewreckers.com:
- Contact the online defamation removal lawyers of Minc Law today! At Minc Law, we guarantee the removal of false and defamatory posts from DirtyHomewreckers, along with countless other websites.
- Simply put, yes, cheater, infidelity shaming, and scam reporting websites and bulletin boards are legal due to a controversial piece of legislation called the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Specifically, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act grants near-blanket immunity for user-generated content platforms and websites which host content created by third-parties. This includes accusations against unfaithful spouses, product and service reviews, and more.
- When holding a party liable for online defamation and libel, you’re best chance is to go after the online poster and malicious troll, as most websites are immune from liability under Section 230 of the CDA. However, it can often be difficult identifying anonymous online posters and trolls, so we recommend consulting an experienced online defamation attorney.
Online Defamation Removal Tip: Defamation may also be referred to as character assassination, traducement, and vilification. Sometimes it is referred to as disparagement, however that’s actually a misnomer, as disparagement concerns itself with harm caused to a person or business’s proprietary rights, rather than their reputation. Furthermore, persons who commit defamation may commonly be referred to as libelers, slanderers, defamers, and traducement.
If you’ve been the victim of online defamation or other false and malicious accusations on DirtyHomewreckers.com and want to remove yourself, contact the internet defamation lawyers of Minc Law now! At Minc Law, we guarantee the removal of offensive and false content from DirtyHomewreckers, and have secured the removal of over 25,000 pieces of libelous and false content in our tenure. You can check out some of the other websites and online bulletin boards that we offer guaranteed removals from over at our Guaranteed Removals page.
And, we do it all for a flat, reasonable fee. Furthermore, we boast a nearly 100% online defamation removal and takedown rate, so rest assured you’re in good hands when working with us. To learn more about our Guaranteed Content Removal Services, how we are able to guarantee content from certain websites (like DirtyHomeWreckers.com), and the factors that influence costs for removal, we recommend checking out the video below.
Video: What Are Minc Law’s Guaranteed Removal Services?
What are you waiting for? Contact us today to schedule your free, initial no-obligation defamation consultation by calling us at (216) 373-7706 or by filling out our contact form online.
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The Facts: What is DirtyHomewreckers.com?
DirtyHomewreckers.com is a popular online website and bulletin board for persons to post about unfaithful exes, spouses, and other persons. While the purpose might have started as a noble cause – to further transparency about unfaithful persons and spouses (and prevent future heartbreak) – it’s unfortunately evolved into a hotspot for persons to lodge false and baseless accusations against one another. And, it’s anonymous.
DirtyHomewrecker’s mission state reads: “We’re here to help victims of cheaters to spread the word and any rumors of infidelity or gossip, here at DirtyHomewreckers.com you can share your story anonymously and warn others of the homewrecker and you can explain how you were lied to and cheated on.” They also have a banner hanging in the right hand portion of the website which states: “Cheating isn’t a mistake, it’s a choice,” so know that this isn’t a website that users go to nonchalantly – they go here with a purpose.
After landing on the homepage, users are directed to “Submit a Homewrecker,” an information box for users to submit their complaint or grievance about a former spouse. The informative box enables users to provide a person’s:
- Full name,
- City and state they live in (they also accept posts about “International Homewreckers”),
- Photographs and other PDF documents, and
- “The Gossip” about the situation (one paragraph minimum).
DirtyHomewreckers.com has permeated several deep corners of the Internet, and is even a recommended website for exposing cheaters on Quora.com – a popular question-and-answer website. Additionally, they receive several hundred website visitors per month. While several hundred website visitors per month may not seem like a lot, all it takes is one person to further spread malicious and false information for one’s reputation to be tarnished and damaged. It’s also worth noting that DirtyHomewreckers ranks in the top 10 on Google’s search results for several names, so it does carry a certain degree of influence and power online.
Finally, DirtyHomewreckers categorizes posts by state, and even boasts posts about “cheaters” and “liars” who are located in Australia. DirtyHomewreckers is an international website, and as such stands to drastically impact your personal and professional reputation should a false statement or post remain online and circulate.
Online Defamation Law Fact: There’s several important defenses to defamation you should familiarize yourself with, such as: (1) Opinion – if a statement can’t be verified as fact or fiction, then it may likely be classified as opinion, (2) Truth – while the truth hurts, it is not actionable as a claim under defamation law, and (3) Privilege – certain statements and publications are privileged in the interests of furthering free speech and debate (ex. Statements made during legislative proceedings).
Guaranteed Removal From DirtyHomewreckers.com
At Minc Law, we’re able to guarantee content and post removal from DirtyHomewreckers.com, simply reach out to us. We have a full arsenal of legal tactics to utilize in order to completely and swiftly remove unwanted and malicious online content. Keep in mind that we not only remove defamatory online content and libel from the Internet, but we do so in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, and make sure that our clients do not incur unreasonable and unnecessary expenses.
In our tenure as experienced Internet defamation attorneys, we’ve helped both individuals and businesses take back their online reputation and narrative. To find a list of websites we offer guaranteed removals from, head on over to Guaranteed Removals page. If you’ve been defamed or libeled on a website which is not listed, we recommend reaching out to us to explore your legal options, as we boast high success rates with search engine de-indexing and court ordered removals. And, we do it all for a flat, reasonable fee.
Removing defamatory content from the internet is absolutely critical, as time is of the essence when confronting libel and false posts. Online defamation is like a wildfire, so make sure to stay proactive. Most online defamation victims fail to contemplate the urgency needed for removing libel, as the Internet has now expedited online defamation’s dissemination and spread. Furthermore, it’s extremely easy for it to embed itself in all corners of the Internet, making online defamation removal near-irreparable in certain circumstances.
If you’re looking for several free and straightforward methods to remove and suppress negative online content, we suggest utilizing some of the following:
- Filing a DMCA Takedown Notice: Oftentimes, malicious online trolls and posters will upload a photograph to which they do not possess the copyright to, which means you may have legal recourse by filing a DMCA takedown notice. However, this can be a complicated process, and it’s vital that DMCA lawyer‘s notice include all required elements in a notice, or risk being hit with a frivolous lawsuit action.
- Cease & Desist Letter: Before sending a cease and desist letter to an infringing party or website, we recommend assessing whether doing so could ultimately cause more backlash and draw more attention to the matter. A cease and desist letter simply refers to a letter which orders a party to stop their infringing activity, and refrain from doing so in the future. We do recommend consulting an experienced online defamation attorney before sending one (if you do choose to do so).
- Employing SEO Tactics: Google and other search engines recognize constructive and positive content, and as such, they reward it in their search engine rankings. If you’re looking to suppress negative search results, we suggest considering setting up a blog, or commenting publicly on websites with a social media profile. Additionally, you can link between various social media accounts to create a “spiderweb” of positive online content. However, do note that SEO practices and strategies may take up to 6 months before you see results.
Contact us for a free, initial no-obligation defamation consultation by calling us at (216) 373-7706, or by filling out a contact form online.
Online Defamation & Libel Removal Tip: Documenting and screenshotting malicious and false posts is extremely important when confronting online defamation. Doing so will ultimately help strengthen one’s claim and refute claims of evidence tampering. We also recommend having a trusted family member or friend take supporting screenshots to for authenticity.
It’s time to take back your online narrative!
Are Cheater, Scam, & Infidelity Shaming Websites Legal?
Simply put, yes. Cheater, scam, and infidelity shaming websites like DirtyHomeWreckers and BadBoyReport.kr are legal, and protected under comprehensive Internet legislation in the United States. Specifically, such websites fall under the category of user-generated content platforms and are protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Specifically, Section 230 of the CDA states:
“No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”
Just as telephone and cable companies aren’t held liable for the illegal and malicious matters discussed on their lines, user-generated content platforms are not liable for content posted by third-parties – unless it falls under a narrow exception. When analyzing whether websites and ISPs are afforded immunity under Section 230 of the CDA, they apply a three-prong test (which a defendant must satisfy all three parts).
- The defendant must be the provider or user of an interactive computer service and platform,
- The cause of action initiated by the plaintiff must treat the defendant as the actual “publisher or speaker” of the content at issue,
- The content and information in question must have actually been provided by another information content provider.
This controversial piece of legislation has enabled many user-generated content platforms to take a hands-off approach when it comes to content posted on their websites, as the above immunity is nearly-absolute. The amount of information which is communicated and disseminated online is absolutely immense, and should there be heightened screening requirements for such ISPs and UGCs, there would likely be a “chilling effect” on free speech – or the websites would cease to operate out of sheer impossibility.
We go over Section 230 in greater detail in the video below, including the pros and cons of the legislation, significant court cases that have shaped how it is interpreted, and who you can hold liable for defamatory/harassing behavior.
Video: What is Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act?
User-generated content platforms are legal because they are at the very heart of open discussion and the dissemination of free information, and have led to the manifestation of such popular and legitimate websites as: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, and Tumblr. By censoring such platforms, fundamental free rights of expression and debate could ultimately be curbed.
At the end of the day, as long as the interactive website and bulletin board in question has not actually created or materially altered content, then they will not be held liable for the information and content posted on their platform.
Defamation Law Fact: It’s important to understand the difference between the two fundamental types of defamation; libel and slander. Libel refers to a false written or published statement of fact which causes harm or damage to another’s reputation, while slander refers to a false spoken statement. And, while you might think that defamatory statements made in an online video might constitute slander, it’s actually considered libel under U.S. defamation law – because it’s preserved in a tangible medium.
If you’d like to discuss a guaranteed removal from DirtyHomewreckers.com, contact the online defamation removal lawyers of Minc Law today! You can find the other websites we offer guaranteed content and post removals from by checking out our Guaranteed Removals page, or by filling out our contact form online. Or call us at (216) 373-7706.
Who Can You Hold Liable For Online Defamation on Cheater Websites?
As most user-generated content platforms and ISPs are protected under Section 230 of the CDA, your best bet for holding someone liable is going after the individual poster or troll. However, it can often be an overwhelming and tedious process to identify an anonymous online poster, so it’s extremely important you reach out to an experienced online defamation removal lawyer to discuss your options.
At Minc Law, we know the ins and outs of United States defamation and libel law, and will make sure to employ all available tactics to locate anonymous online posters, such as:
- Sending cease and desist letters to necessary parties,
- Contact Google and other online search engines,
- Subpoenaing individual ISP addresses, and
- Working with online website administrators, content managers, and third-party arbitration services.
And, in certain instances, we’ll work towards securing a valid court ordered removal to remove defamatory online content. The Google, Yahoo! and Bing content removal process often begins with a court order to remove content. These search engines have specific policies in place for removing content and posts from search results and webpages if presented with the valid court order.
However, getting a valid court order requires the filing of lawsuit, and there’s countless important considerations to take into account before filing one – and, only an experienced licensed Internet defamation attorney can properly assist and advice on the potential costs, risks, and considerations. Most websites and search engines have differing requirements as to what constitutes a “valid” court order, so they must be drafted to meet the special circumstances and requirements of each case.
Without a valid and proper court order, it may be extremely difficult to remove content and posts from a website, so it’s extremely important you work with experienced Internet defamation lawyers to obtain one.
Contact the Defamation Lawyers of Minc Law to Discuss Your Guaranteed Removal!
If you’ve been the victim of online defamation and libel on DirtyHomewreckers.com, reach out to the online defamation removal attorneys of Minc Law today to discuss your guaranteed removal. And, we do it all for a flat, reasonable fee. In our tenure as experienced Internet defamation removal attorneys, we’ve secured the effective and seamless removal of online libel and content of over 25,000 pieces of content, litigated in over 22 states and 3 countries, and boast a nearly 100% takedown rate.
What are you waiting for?
Let’s get started. Here’s what you can expect when working with the online defamation lawyers of Minc Law.
- Courtesy & Respect: We understand online defamation and libel can be extremely overwhelming and invasive, so know that we’re here to make the takedown process as smooth as possible. We pride ourselves on treating all of our clients with the utmost respect and courtesy. After all, your goals are our goals.
- Open Communication & Dialogue: Some online defamation lawyers go missing once the online takedown and removal process has commenced. Not us. At Minc Law, we understand how important it is to stay in the loop and stay updated with your takedown. Know that we’re here to keep you in the loop and informed about all important details of your defamation removal.
- Websites & Businesses Respond to Us: As we noted above, we’ve secured the seamless removal of over 25,000 pieces of defamatory online content and websites, and litigated in over 22 states! When it comes to online defamation and libel, we know who to work with and how to work with them in order to secure swift and permanent removals! Websites and businesses respond to Minc Law.
Reach out to us to schedule your free, initial no-obligation defamation consultation by calling us at (216) 373-7706 or by scheduling a meeting by filling out our online contact form.
It’s time to put an end to the online abuse!