Identity (IDs): Legit or Fake
False identification documents, or fake IDs, have been around for long sometimes. Having the proper identification allows you any number of privileges, from obtaining alcohol, to renting an accomodation and for the online world, it means dropping reviews, chat comments and many more.
With the widespread use of false identity online to
malign an organization, presenting false credentials, things were going out of
hand. As such many laws are present in every country to stop them. The crime is
categorized differently from state to state.
ID, Wrong Person
Cyber police under false identification laws also
penalize people who use a real ID, even though that ID isn't their own. For
example, a college student might borrow a friend's ID in order to get access to
certain portals or confidential matters, along with providing reviews and data
on friends or any imaginary identity’s behalf.
Specifically in the online world, fake identities
have led many to pay huge penalties of the organization towards which the libel
was directed took up the case proactively. If you provide fictitious details of
yours or use a language that is offensive, one may land in trouble.
The offensive language
often may be in the territory of
someone or some organization”
false information about an individual , group or organization”
language that may be lowering the dignity of an individual, organization or
Defamation is a statement that has been published
publicly and is unprivileged, false and insulting. When defamation is done
online through written language, it is called libel.
One can be sued for libel, leading to penalties of high amount.
Online defamation covers anything and everything posted
on reviews, communication through social media, website comments, chat discussions,
blogs and more
A hearing from a court case….
statement that the plaintiff is a "Dumb Ass," even first among
"Dumb Asses," communicates no factual proposition susceptible of
proof or refutation. It is true that "dumb" by itself can convey the
relatively concrete meaning "lacking in intelligence." Even so,
depending on context, it may convey a lack less of objectively assayable mental
function than of such imponderable and debatable virtues as judgment or wisdom.
Here defendant did not use "dumb" in isolation, but as part of the
idiomatic phrase, "dumb ass." When applied to a whole human being,
the term "ass" is a general expression of contempt essentially devoid
of factual content. Adding the word "dumb" merely converts
"contemptible person" to "contemptible fool." Plaintiffs
were justifiably insulted by this epithet….”
It is important to know
the language one can use online on review forums, online discussions and
A simple word like “Scamster,
Fake or Bullshit” put by someone may be found worth penalizing if the other
party raises questions and the slander is not validated. It variably falls
within the clause “dignity of a person, community, individual or organization’.
The reach of cybercrime
has increased and so has its vigilance, now defining everything that can be
considered as slander.
“ If I write something
defamatory, will a retraction help?.
Some jurisdictions have retraction statutes that
provide protection from defamation lawsuits if the publisher retracts the
allegedly defamatory statement. For example, in California, a plaintiff who
fails to demand a retraction of a statement made in a newspaper or radio or
television broadcast, or who demands and receives a retraction, is limited to
getting "special damages"—the specific monetary losses caused by the
libelous speech. While few courts have addressed retraction statutes with
regard to online publications, a Georgia court denied punitive damages based on
the plaintiff's failure to request a retraction for something posted on an
Internet bulletin board. (See Mathis v.
If one has written something defamatory
on reviews, posted discussions or bulletins, they can talk with the
administrator to remove the post.”
Libel Electronic Frontiers
Europol and Defamation
Cyber police and libel
Europol and Identity theft.
Police and Fake Identity