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QLD Defamation with Fake Facebook Profile - Who to Go to?

Discussion in 'Defamation Law Forum' started by qldquery, 11 March 2016.

  1. qldquery

    qldquery Member

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    I recently raised my hand for a promotion, but a coward fake Facebook profile made derogatory comments regarding my private life - totally false. My reputation has been damaged as a result & I wish to pursue the fake Facebook account for defamation.

    How do I go about this? Who can gain information from Facebook about the fake account? The Police? My solicitor?
     
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    This is not a DIY.
    Before you do anything else, have a conversation with a solicitor.
     
  3. Chris Gander

    Chris Gander Active Member

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    As Tim has said above, your first step should be to speak to a defamation law firm to determine if defamation has actually occurred in the first place. Because if it hasn't and you haven't got a defamation matter that is worth proceeding with, you would be wasting police time and resources on something that will never eventuate.
     

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