It is a real struggle having to deal with justified reproaches once in a while as a person. It however is just completely devastating and heartbreaking when dealing with an online attack that has a vendetta to destroy your good name. Cyber bullies are famous for this tactic in tarnishing people’s reputations and dealing with such is usually a daunting task.
There is an opinion battle on how to deal with online defamation but mostly on whether to use the legal approach or the non-legal approach. The impact intended for both kinds of approaches is the same except the legal way conveys a tough message while the non-legal way is a laid back. The legal way will cost you money and time but is guaranteed to work. Usually the legal approach sometimes may seem a little heavy handed ending up in garnering sympathizers for your attacker.
Communication with your online attacker shall have to be established when dealing with the non-legal approach. The attacker may pull down the content and thus restore your reputation. It isn’t always that easy and quick to deal with especially if the attacker is hiding behind an anonymous identity.
If the false statements and stories are posted by anonymous bodies, there is need to bring in an online defamation attorney who shall then be able to investigate, find the identities and take them to court if necessary. You will find that the case won’t need to go to court but you need to be open to that option if need arises. To determine if there is a just case against an attacker, the best way is to gauge based on the motive, if it has affected you financially or there is plain malice so as to get an upper hand at something, then there definitely is a case. The attorney you have chosen shall rise above it and settle the case for you.
Reporting the attacker is yet another way you can go in handling your attacker as you await the court due process. Kick the attacker where it hurts and report them to their domain registrar, their hosting companies, the social media platform and even to Google. One or the other is bound to do something about it. You can use this as a last hand if all else seems not to be working lest it be received as a similar retaliatory attack on your attacker which then affects their livelihood. Ensure you have sought legal advice before doing this and involve all stakeholders in case there is a backlash on you. This is because the repercussions of doing this may be dire.