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If your organisation publishes information, including on-line and via social media, then you should be aware of the risks of publishing defamatory material. At worst, defamation can land you in court. 

If you want to know more about defamation, read our fact sheet below.

Our fact sheet explains:

  • what defamation is
  • who can sue and be sued, and
  • some of the available defences for those defending a defamation claim

It also includes some practical guidance for organisations to avoid the risks of defamation. 

Last Updated: 11 August 2020

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