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One of the most commonly used legal strategies to remove or de-index false and defamatory information from search results is through a court order. When a website is presented with a court order stating content they are hosting has been declared defamatory by a court of law, the website will almost always remove it expeditiously. In the unlikely event that the website does not remove the defamatory content from their website, there is a defined process to get the link (that leads to the defamatory information) removed from Google.

 

In specific circumstances obtaining a stipulated judgment is the best option for a client. “A stipulated judgment is an agreement between the parties to a case, which settles the case. Such agreement or settlement becomes a court judgment when the judge sanctions it “ – uslegal.com.Stipulated Judgments are most commonly used in one of the following scenarios: (1.) When a website that hosts user generated content has policies that state once something has been posted on their website, it will never be removed – even in the event the original poster wants to remove or redact false/defamatory information that they posted…

 

Yes, unfortunately, websites are legally able to do this. (2.)When a poster of defamatory content online has been identified, and they agree to a stipulated judgment – which could be due to a number of reasons. Obtaining a stipulated judgment is one of quickest ways to get defamatory information de-indexed from Google.We typically use the mediation strategy in situations when there is a user generated review or “complaint” type website that meets the following conditions: A.) The original poster has the ability to edit or remove their original review/complaint and B.) The individual/company has the ability to communicate with the original poster in some way through the website itself (i.e Yelp). We utilize a mediation specialist to help our clients come to a resolution with posters of negative and damaging content online. More often than not, once the original poster’s complaints are addressed, they will retract negative statements or remove their posting entirely.

 

In my opinion, any type of negotiation to get damaging content removed from the Internet should only be attempted by an experienced attorney that specializes in Internet Law. There are typically numerous other removal strategies to consider before seriously exploring negotiation as an option. We have worked directly with attorneys who have successfully helped our clients get damaging content removed through negotiation.Over the last year search engines like Google and Bing have thankfully taken measures to address the issue of the non-consensual posting of nude photos online. Google’s stance on the issue below:“We recognize that the non-consensual posting of nude and sexually explicit images and videos is distressing for victims. We may remove such content from Google search results upon request. Note that this policy does not apply to images or videos where you have consented to distribution.

 

To submit a copyright or other legal removal request, click here.Please use this form to report a nude or sexually explicit image of you appearing in search results. To fill out this form on behalf of someone else, you must have the authority to act on their behalf.It is important to remember that even if we delete a specific URL from Google search, the webpage hosting the content may still exist.

 

  • A cease and desist letter (CDL) is one of the most effective techniques in getting false and defamatory information removed if used in the right situations. “A cease and desist letter, also known as an “infringement letter” or “demand letter,” is a document sent to an individual or business to halt purportedly unlawful activity (“cease”) and not take it up again later (“desist”)” – Wikipedia.These letters essentially warn their recipients that if they do not end their harmful conduct or perform the requested action within the specified period, the sender will proceed with litigation. The online defamation attorneys we work with have drafted and sent cease and desist letters to help clients accomplish the following:

    • Demand removal of defamatory statements online

    • Get an individual to stop posting defamatory statements online

    • Make the person aware that the attorney’s client is prepared to proceed with the lawsuit if the defamatory online attacks do not cease.