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Libel vs. Slander
Libel is the use of false, defamatory claims about someone in written or printed form. Slander likewise denotes false statements that damage a person’s reputation, but it is committed orally or in any other transient form. Both words have complex legal definitions and connotations, which we won’t explore here. Legal complications aside, all you need to remember is that libel is written and slander is spoken. Slander is also often used informally as a synonym of defamation. Both words function as both nouns and verbs.
originally posted by: Djarums
a reply to: Jamie1
Apparently the academics at Brandeis are in desperate need of some refresher classes.
How exactly was this "student leader" libeled? Perhaps they don't know the definition of libel?
The article published what this "leader" posted publicly on her own social media account. She made a conscious choice in posting it.
Reading comp 101 might help these esteemed students. Followed by a basic law class? Can you fix stupid?