Slanders comments. Libel. Complaints. Loss of face. Sullied name. There are lots of terms for possible defamation of you or your business. Here’s your guide for deciphering the terms and assessing the damage.
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The digital age has been a game changer for business: from online and overseas sales, to virtual shops and even email, American commerce has dramatically altered in the last 20 years. In just the last few years another major change occurred: online reviews through agencies such as Yelp and Google Places.
In your nonprofit, as in all businesses, the tiniest whiff of a juicy rumor can cause a snowball. In a for-profit business, these snowballing reputation issues can cause a reduction in sales, a possible boycott, and even in some cases, issues with vendors or suppliers.
Slander is a term used to define oral defamation. In the online world, you may deal with a number of slanderers, who communicate untrue things about your company to an audience in an attempt to damage your reputation.