Defamation and Online Reputation Management: Getting to the Truth
Getting to the truth, for as long as people have been coming up with ideas, there have been just as many people trying to downplay those ideas. For example, do you know who Lee De Forest was? He pioneered radio technology and invented the vacuum tube. Yet despite his own visionary creativity, in 1957 he said: “A man-made moon voyage will never occur regardless of all future scientific advances.”
“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” -Peter Drucker
In a world of deceit, Getting to the Truth is highest priority
Walt Disney was fired by his newspaper editor, who said “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
It’s one thing to tell someone they lack imagination or to tell them their idea will never work. It’s another thing entirely to spread rumors and lies about them in an attempt to shut down their business.
It’s called defamation, and unfortunately, there’s a big market for fighting it. Online Reputation Management (ORM) is now a $5 billion industry in which individuals and businesses hire other companies to manage, improve, and repair damaged reputations caused by bitter individuals who will stop at nothing to destroy their competitors. Fake reviews, falsified claims, even entire websites are made with the sole purpose of harming someone’s or some company’s reputation