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Supressing Slander

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bradg82, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. bradg82

    bradg82 Newbie

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    I have a question ... I had an Exemployee post some really slandours stuff about me on the internet and It right up on the first page of google ... I need to push it at least on to the second. It's complete lies and I need to get it removed and ideas on how to do this? I have tried seoing some blogs and small websites of mine but they still don't out rank the neagtive post! PLEASE HELP!
     
  2. HaRRo

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    I belive the term is libel, and why not seek legal advice and since you have his information use it
     
  3. senecapharm

    senecapharm Registered Member

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    Well if you have a story to tell, tell it.

    If it's a forum post, sign up on the forum and debate the person. If it's a blog that allows comments, post a comment.

    If it's a website in itself, then make your own and copy and modify the title and meta tags. If the person has backlinks, you need to get as many quality backlinks as he/she does and even more so you get on top of their site.

    Do you have a link to their slander and a response to it? People take scams seriously and if you're falsely accused you need to take that seriously as well.
     
  4. bradg82

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    They posted a Ripoffreport and Complaints board on me and and I rebutled and contact ripoffreport to tell them it needed to be removed and but they said they don't do that. I was also told the rebuttling to it only gives it more strength in the search engines. I have tried jsut about everything to get this stuff removed but It doesn't seem to work at least enough to supress it or something. I tried the websites with with the right meta tags and keywords and I even tried blogging and stuff but It doesn't seem to work Please Any Usefull sugestions ... Anyone else had to deal with this??? Thanks
     
  5. java

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    First, reverse engineer the site you want to out rank. Find out their PR, what links they have to it, etc. Then you'll know what you need to do to push it down.
     
  6. senecapharm

    senecapharm Registered Member

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    Why are you worried about rebutting it? I thought it was already up there in search engine ranking... You really need to at least show the whole side of the story. If you provide a decent and reasonable argument then people will at least be less inclined to believe the complaint.

    Can you be more specific to your exact problem? When people type in your company name do they see something like scam report?
     
  7. Essential Clix

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    HaRRo is correct; slander is spoken, libel is written.

    Check this out: http://tech.yahoo.com/news/pcworld/20090107/tc_pcworld/postingnegativereviewscouldgetyousued_1

    Granted, this hasn't gone to court yet, but hey who knows.

    And lol @ this quote:
    Know any good lawyers?
     
  8. eshaman

    eshaman Registered Member

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    If the information is false and directly affecting your business, you should definitely seek legal advice.

    Alternatively, remember, there is no such thing as bad publicity. Enter into the debate and use the situation to your advantage. Remember Schopenhauer's Art of Being Right, disable your opponent and then make the most of the FREE publicity.
     
  9. senecapharm

    senecapharm Registered Member

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    Doesn't this make the whole shit list forum libelous then? How about all the other scam report websites? Maybe the lawyers will hunt down the mods for aiding and embedding?
     
  10. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    You mean aiding and abetting? No, it won't. If that were the case, anyone could sue eBay for creating it's feedback system, or sue the creator of iTrader for creating it, just because someone left them a netative rating.. The only person responsible for libel is the person who writes it.

    Remember, the cases linked above were filed in court, but haven't actually gone to trial yet... In all seriousness, the above cases will probably never go to court or will just get shot down. If a ruling like that were to ever happen, no one would ever be able to voice their (negative) opinion online again without getting sued.

    I think Peter Pan peanut butter sucks... BOOM, 10 million dollar lawsuit.

    I guess there's a thin line between posting a negative review and libel, with the line itself being that libel is the result of a false claim.
     
  11. Uptownbulker

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    As others have written, it's "libel" you thinking of, not slander.

    oh

    it's the interent

    get THE FUCK OVER IT

    and stop wasting bandwidth!

    You don't have the $10-15K required to start a lawsuit, so STFU and go back to work!

    JESUS!

    How much money have you lost doing this WHINING?

    Your feelings hurt?

    Too fuckin' bad!

    Egads!

    GIVE IT A BREAK ALREADY!
     
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  12. senecapharm

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    Obviously my sarcasm was overlooked lol... Abetting... Doh!
     
  13. indexyoursite

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    Make a lawyer start a restriction action on google to desindex that page, in my country,hottie models are doing that all the time, and is just a court presentation google has to obey.