• Would not be legal nor would it make sense. We may see ourselves as "falsely accused" but that is just our personal feelings and may not at all be the way others see us. False accusation is just a part of life and most of us learn to live with it as that. If we are on a site we are guests that site's owner so we are only there by the owner's good graces. Like if we go to someone's house we are their guest and if they say to take our boots off their coffee table and we say oh my feet were never on your table they can always throw us out because it is their house. Same with websites. Best to be discreet in what we write while guests on a site so it will not offend or be misunderstood. Or misconstrued.
    • Bootsiebaby
      False accusation is false accusation, officegirl. It is NOT a case of "that is just our personal feelings and may not at all be the way others see us". Truth is truth and lies are lies, there is nothing in between, and false accusation is nothing but a pack of lies. Furthermore, there is no reason why it should be part of life, and where I come from most of us do NOT "learn to live with it", we plan and plot until we get our own back and overthrow the tyrannical warlord that is known as false accusation. Just because somebody is a site owner or a house owner, that doesn't give them the right to lie about their guests, but being lied to does give us the right to get our own back in whatever way we see fit. In my city, especially the part where I live, that's the way it always has been and always will be. I just thought that if there was some kind of Internet law about this, it would be generally regarded as more socially acceptable than taking the law into one's own hands, so to speak. But remember, officegirl, truth is still truth and lies are still lies, and I don't see how one could be mistaken for the other. How does this not make sense?
  • I don't know, but there ought to be.
    • Bootsiebaby
      Of course there ought to be. I wish we still had the Asker's Pick feature like we had on the old AB, Irene. Your answer would receive one for sure. :)
  • Defamation laws protect people from false accusations that would damage one's reputation. For a defamation lawsuit to be successful the person being sued would have to show credible proof that the accusation is accurate.
    • Bootsiebaby
      That is what I thought, Joe. So what when it is not even possible to show credible proof that the accusation is accurate? Why does the accuser then suddenly become cagey about it instead of admitting he or she was wrong in the first place?
  • 12030-2016 Please get in touch with reality. There are no internet laws. You can take a civics class and they will teach you how laws work.
    • Bootsiebaby
      All right, so there are no Internet laws, but that doesn't mean there can't be any. I would have thought it would be at least possible, even if not very likely for the foreseeable future.
  • What's the back story to this question?
    • Bootsiebaby
      I'll tell you the full story when this site installs a private messaging system. There is a certain site moderator I mistrust so much, I suspect she often checks this site to see if I am on it and what I am posting here.
    • we are dough
    • Bootsiebaby
      Now look, simonjhollands, you keep out of this. It has absolutely nothing to do with you. You don't know the first or the last thing about it and you never will.
  • 7-23-2017 The only internet law is you have to pay for a connection.

Copyright 2023, Wired Ivy, LLC

Answerbag | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy