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Answered: Libel

Libel is the publication of false info about someone that hurts that person's reputation.

Question | Libel

Can I get in trouble for making fun of someone or saying mean things about them online?

Libel is a word used to describe written defamatory speech. Defamatory speech harms a person’s reputation, their social connections with family, friends, or employers, or their ability to work or make a living. 

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