Mahwah, NJ asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey

Q: If you post an opinion on social media can it be slanderous

I posted a statue on social media with a disclaimer “in my opinion “ and now an attorney says it is slander because I misinterpreted the statue. And discredited his work on a filed Resolution

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H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Adding your opinion to something will generally not protect you against a possible slander law suit.

Leonard R. Boyer agrees with this answer

Leonard R. Boyer
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  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Social media is not a magic shield against slander or libel. Your opinion means nothing, it is the opinion of a Judge that matters if you are sued. By the way, this forum is monitored by law enforcement, so that may actually make this worse. You need to try to mitigate your damages by taking down the post.

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