There are many blogs and bloggers on the internet today. How do we know if what we are reading is true? Do bloggers have the right under the First Amendment to post whatever they would like, even if the information is not completely true?
The purpose of this assignment is to analyze the contents of a blog and determine what to do in an instance in which defamation has occurred.
Prompt: As an avid user of online social media, you identify a very untrue blog written by an anonymous writer. The blog contains many horrible accusations that are unfounded and untrue. After identifying this blog, you feel violated and confused. What steps can you take to have the blog removed? What defamation charges can be filed against the creator of the blog?
Specifically the following critical elements must be addressed:
1. Describe a potential blog that includes information that is not true. Please note: The blog scenario does not have to come from an actual blog on the internet. The scenario can be created by the student but must be realistic.
2. Identify the procedure that can be taken to have the blog removed.
3. Determine defamation charges that can be filed against the creator of the blog.
Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a two- to three-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and be cited in APA format if applicable.