New York Times: The Slander Industry. “To get slander removed, many people hire a ‘reputation management’ company. In my case, it was going to cost roughly $20,000. We soon discovered a secret, hidden behind a smokescreen of fake companies and false identities. The people facilitating slander and the self-proclaimed good guys who help remove it are often one and the same.”
New York Times: Founder of 8chan Faces Arrest on ‘Cyberlibel’ Charge. “Fredrick Brennan, who founded but later distanced himself from the 8chan message board that has given encouragement and visibility to violent extremists, is facing arrest in the Philippines in a ‘cyberlibel’ case brought by the site’s current owner.”
Techstory: Pepsi sues Facebook, Twitter for alleging Kurkure contains plastic . “On Friday, July 20, Twitter user Nikhil Jois received a mail from Twitter notifying that his account information is being submitted to the court for legal process because of his tweet from June 2015 : ‘Also… did you try burning Kurkure? It has pla’ from his handle @nikhiljoisr. Like Jois, hundreds of social media users in India are being notified that their account details is being submitted to the Delhi High Court over an ongoing civil suit in which PepsiCo is suing platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.” Kurkure is a snack food sold in India by Pepsi. To me it kind of looks like Cheetos.
The Next Web: Shop owner’s takedown of Google leads to new consumer protection law in Colombia. “A Colombian shop owner fought for his rights against Google. The small-scale furniture seller recently won a court battle with Google after failing to silence an anonymous blogger who spread false accusations, shattering his online reputation.”