Minneapolis, MN asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota

Q: Is it considered harassment or bullying to target a single person and point out inaccurate statements they've made?

This person made a blog that makes fun of veganism, and he has said a lot of things that are rude, hurtful, and so on. I want to go one by one and refute everything he's said rationally and honestly. I will not tell any lies, I will not call names, and I will focus only on the arguments he's made. I am 16 years old, this man is in his 20s. I'm not sure if age factors into this question. I am not doing this to be malicious, but to simply point out his logical inconsistencies. He, on the other hand, has made fun of others online (maliciously), and I believe he has even targeted a 9 year old girl.

1 Lawyer Answer
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Duluth, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: I can write a post that says "I believe Dave's opinion to be ill-informed." without any worry. I cannot write one that says "Dave is a piece of garbage and should not be trusted." Google libel an slander, hope that helps.

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