Thank you for the question. If this is the case then it could be defamation yes, however in order to take legal action for this you would require to provide evidence to support the claim. In order to prove defamation of character there are two “barriers” which you must prove. Firstly, you must show that there has been a publicised statement which is to your detriment. You must be able to show that it is not true. So just for an example, if you have been convicted of a crime, and maintain your innocence, and someone publicises this on social media you wouldn’t have a case as you have been found guilty by law. You must be able to show that the statement is untrue. Secondly you must be able to show that you have suffered or are likely to suffer a detriment due to the false information which has been shared about you. If you can do both things, then you will be successful in your case for defamation.
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I hope this information proved helpful. You will find a local solicitor who deals with these matters on the law society webpage which is as follows;
https://www.lawsoc-ni.org/solicitors (N. Ireland)
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