Being labeled a deadbeat is one of the most embarrassing and deflating things that can happen to someone. DeadBeatsExposed.com is a site that claims to expose child support deadbeats, sex offenders, scammers and others—even though it makes little or no effort to verify the accusations made by posters. If your name winds up on this site, we can help you.
In this all-encompassing blog post, we’re going to walk you through how to remove yourself, your image, and false posts from DeadbeatsExposed.com, whether you can sue DeadBeatsExposed for defamation, why deadbeat shaming websites pose a serious threat to both your personal and professional reputation, and more!
Defamation Removal Tip: In order to succeed in a libel or slander claim, a defamation plaintiff will generally be required to prove a defendant made: (1) A false statement ‘of and concerning’ the plaintiff, (2) Which was communicated to a third-party, (3) With at least ordinary negligence, (4) Resulting in damage to another’s reputation.
Have you been falsely posted about, maliciously attacked, and labeled as a ‘deadbeat on DeatbeatsExposed.com? Contact the nationally recognized defamation removal lawyers of Minc Law today to discuss your guaranteed online libel and defamation removal!
Not only do we know the ins and outs of U.S. defamation law, but we also have proven success helping online harassment, cyberextortion, sextortion, and revenge porn victims. Every situation is unique, and no one should go at it alone. Let’s put a stop to the online abuse and attacks together!
The Facts: What is DeadbeatsExposed.com?
DeadbeatsExposed.com is a popular website and online bulletin boards for users to shame deadbeat parents, scammers, liars, sex offenders, and more. It has quickly become a go-to destination for online gossip, baseless accusations, and shaming individuals. DeadbeatsExposed.com also covers the following types of persons and reports:
- Animal abusers
- Bad business
- Bad places to work
- Bad service.
According to SEMRush, a popular marketing and keyword research analytics tool, DeadbeatsExposed.com first started gaining traction in mid-2018, reaching roughly 1,000 users per month at its peak. Additionally, it has over 9,800 backlinks to its website, and ranks on the first page for several individuals’ names.
How would you feel if you found a false report about you or your business at the top of Google’s search results? False accusations and deadbeat reports on DeadbeatsExposed.com stand to severely affect a person in both their personal and professional lives.
Submitting a repeat on DeadbeatsExpose.com is far too easy as well, as the site don’t even require a user to register an email address or provide personal information. All a user needs to do is input a victim’s name, their location, and “tell their deadbeat story.” Users are also able to upload photographs and PDF documents to support their deadbeat report.
DeadbeatsExposed.com’s lack of user registration safeguards, along with a content vetting system, has unfortunately caused this (potentially) once noble platform into a hot-zone of online defamation and false allegations.
Being labeled a deadbeat is not only devastating to you personally, but can also have adverse side effects on your loved ones. What happens when your child grows up, Google’s your name, and finds the equivalent of a ‘deadbeat mugshot’ of you posted about all over the Internet? Imagine a friend or family member finding salacious details about your intimate life posted online. It’s completely unacceptable and needs to stop NOW!
Are you going to let a website like DeadbeatsExposed.com ruin your livelihood and reputation? It’s time to stop letting malicious online trolls and defamers dictate your life by defending your reputation. That’s where we come in.
Now, let’s take a look at how you can remove yourself and image from DeadbeatsExposed.com.
U.S. Defamation Law Fact: While criminal libel does exist in several U.S. states, it is rarely prosecuted, and has been ruled to be constitutionally vague in several instances. To find which states have criminal defamation laws in their books, we recommend checking out this comprehensive map.
Find Out How to Remove Yourself from DeadbeatsExposed.com
Removing yourself from DeadbeatsExposed.com is as simple as contacting the Ohio-based defamation removal lawyers of Minc Law ASAP! At Minc Law, we are able to guarantee the removal of false posts, images, and defamatory comments from DeadbeatsExposed.com. And, we do it all for a flat, reasonable fee.
That’s right! Guaranteed! In our tenure as nationally recognized online defamation removal lawyers, we’ve built up an arsenal of impressive and cost-effective legal tactics to secure guaranteed removals from specific websites – DeadbeatsExposed.com included. You can find our comprehensive list of websites we provide guaranteed removals for by checking out our Guaranteed Removals page.
But, what if I’ve been posted about on another website?
At Minc Law, no defamation mountain is too tall for us to climb, and we have the results to back it up. Since our inception, we’ve removed over 25,000 pieces of false content and web-pages, litigated in over 22 states and 3 countries, and boast a near 100% online defamation removal rate. As each defamation situation is unique, and U.S. defamation law is highly nuanced, we recommend working with an experienced attorney to combat online defamation and libel. Do not tackle it alone!
Not only do we have extensive experience removing libelous and malicious content (including revenge porn) from the Internet, we also help victims stop online harassment, cyberstalking, cyberextortion, and more.
We want to fight for you!
Libel Removal Tip: When approaching online defamation and libelous attacks, it’s extremely important to meticulously (and chronologically) document all defamatory communications, posts, and comments. Make sure to note down the date and time at which a post went live, along with the specific keywords you entered online to find it! Doing so will help craft a comprehensive story for yo to tell when bringing a defamation claim.
Can You Sue DeadbeatsExposed For Defamation?
Simply put, you cannot sue DeadbeatsExposed.com for defamation and malicious posts. DeadbeatsExposed.com and other user-generated content websites (UGCs) are protected under a controversial piece of legislation, known as the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA).
Specifically, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects websites and ISPs which provide a platform for third-party users to post and curate content. As long as the website or ISP in question does not create the content posted or materially alter and edit it, then they will not be held liable for content posted – unless a narrow exception applies (we’ll address these below).
Section 230 reads:
“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.”
When analyzing whether a website should enjoy immunity under Section 230 of the CDA, courts typically apply a three-pronged test, which requires all three prongs to be satisfied.
- Was the website a provider of an “interactive computer service?
- Does the cause of action treat the defendant as the actual publisher, curator, or speaker of the contentious information and content at issue?
- Was the contentious issue in fact provided by a third-party user?
Should each prong be answered in the affirmative, then the defendant shall enjoy immunity under the Communications Decency Act. Think about it. Just as telephone companies are not held liable for the criminal acts discussed across their lines, user-generated content platforms shall not be held liable for the information posted by third-party users.
Several popular exceptions to the Communications Decency Act include:
- Criminal law violations
- Intellectual property infringement
- Promissory Estoppel
- Material altering of content by the website
- Encouragement to post illegal content
- Child pornography.
As DeadbeatsExposed.com does allow users to post pictures of alleged deadbeats, cheaters, liars, and scammers, let our team of experienced defamation lawyers know if your image and likeness has been used.
Looking to read up on U.S. defamation law and available legal claims which may be relevant to your case? Check out our Legal Resource Center for everything defamation!
Online Reputation Monitoring Tip: Proactivity is extremely important when it comes to monitoring and protecting your online reputation. We recommend utilizing one of the many free online reputation and brand monitoring tools, such as Google Alerts, to receive notifications anytime you or your company is mentioned online.
Will DeadBeatsExposed.com Remove Revenge Porn & Photographs?
Since DeadBeatsExposed.com enables users to post photographs and upload PDF documents to better describe the deadbeat in question and identify them, you might be wondering whether they allow the posting of X-rated and intimate photographs. Fortunately, DeadBeatsExposed does not allow the posting of X-rated photographs and media, noting that such posts will be “auto deleted.”
As noted above, intellectual property infringement, child pornography, and criminal law violations are several exceptions to the CDA. Revenge pornography (non-consensual pornography) falls under the umbrella term “criminal violation,” and intellectual property infringement, and may be removed in certain cases.
As revenge porn laws across the U.S. are still in their infancy – with only 38 U.S. states having drafted legislation criminalizing revenge porn acts (as of 2018) – filing a DMCA takedown notice is often the best method of legal recourse for revenge porn victims. And, while not every user-generated content website will have a relevant Terms of Service provision in place for revenge pornography, most are willing to work with a lawyer to remove said content upon the showing that the picture was posted without authorization.
Luckily, DeadBeatsExposed.com does protect innocent persons from having non-consensual pornography uploaded to their platform. Specifically, their Terms of Service states that users shall not:
- Post images that are sexually explicit or pornographic or obscene.
- Post nudity, pornography, or obscenity, including (but not limited to) revenge porn.
If revenge pornography or other salacious pictures have been posted on a user-generated content platform or other website, know that there are several options a victim may explore to remove them .
Reach out to us today to better understand the ever-changing federal, state, and international laws pertaining to revenge pornography, and get started with the removal process!
Cyberstalking Protection Tip: Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic communications to stalk, attack, or harass a person. When confronting cyberstalking on the Internet, be on the lookout for defamatory posts, rumors which cross the line, and false accusations – all are commonly associated with cyberstalking and online harassment.
Contact Experienced Defamation Removal Lawyers Today!
Time is of the essence when confronting false and malicious online attacks, so don’t delay! Are you going to let an online troll and defamer get the best of you? It’s time to arm yourself with the best possible defense in order to remove online defamation and prevent future attacks. It’s time to let malicious individuals know that you mean business. That’s where we come in!
Contact the experienced online defamation removal attorneys of Minc Law NOW to schedule your free, initial no-obligation defamation consultation. We’re here to fight for you!
It’s time to hold malicious online posters and trolls liable for the actions. Together, let’s fight to protect your reputation and take back your life!
In our tenure as experienced Internet defamation attorneys, we’ve secured the effective removal of over 25,000 pieces of online content and web-pages, litigated in over 22 states and 3 countries, and boast a nearly 100% online defamation takedown rate. We’ve also built up an impressive arsenal of legal tactics to secure guaranteed removals from specific websites – DeadbeatsExposed.com included. We also conduct guaranteed defamation removals for a flat reasonable fee.
Rest assured when working with the Cleveland-based team of Minc Law, you’re in good hands. Here’s what else you can expect when working with our highly trained attorneys.
- Utmost Courtesy & Respect: We understand just how stressful and overwhelming malicious online accusations and comments can be, so know that we’re here to make the defamation removal process as painless as possible. After all, your goals are our goals!
- Open Channels of Communication: At Minc Law, we pride ourselves on open channels of communication and dialogue. Know when working with our highly-trained team, you will always be kept in the loop about important updates concerning your removal and case.
- We Get Results: As mentioned above, we’ve helped remove over 25,000 pieces of defamatory content and web-pages, and have extensive experience working with website administrators, online content managers, and third-party arbitration firms. Websites and businesses respond to Minc Law!
What are you waiting for? Let’s put this defamation fire out today!