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i have seen something that has been written about me on facebook

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i have seen something that has been written about me on facebook and states that i have a criminal record, been charged with deception and fraud and other things can i sue for libel when these claims are not true

These types of cases are becoming more frequent as Internet use grows.

The federal government passed a law a few years ago that says that you cannot sue the Website for any damages in a case like this. This means that you cannot sue FaceBook.

However, you can sue the person who wrote these things about you. Writing a lie about someone is called Libel, and you can sue for it.

You would have to prove:

1. Who wrote it

2. Other people saw it

3. You suffered damage due to the writing (loss of friends, loss of reputation...)

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