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SA Fake Instagram Account for the Purpose of Slander - Harassment?

Discussion in 'Defamation Law Forum' started by Vidann, 28 July 2016.

  1. Vidann

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    If someone has set up a "fake" Instagram account and has posted screenshots of another person's Facebook page - which is public because of his business, with the purpose of identifying him and his business and slandering him, is this harassment, that is reportable? And is it possible to find out who it is?

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    Thanks Sophia - I found out from someone who works in SA Police that while there may be a cause for civil action, it's only reportable to police if there are threats to harm, the harassment is sexual, or it's a domestic violence situation. It looks like defamation to me. It's hard when the account holder (the harasser) is not identifiable.
     

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