Defamation is expressing something as factual when really the comment is false.
It also involves misrepresenting a fact that would be damaging to a business, product, individual, or government, and it may include expressing facts that are true but are considered private information and could cause harm.
The penalties for defamation often depend on the type of defamation. Torts of libel, such as defamation in a fixed medium, sometimes carry harsher penalties than torts of slander.
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