dog breath wrote:
I must complain that the recent posts by SPIN I find to be beyond distasteful. They are slanderous assertions and hateful propaganda and degrade this forum. These assertions go beyond the normal opinion-making. This forum is serving as a stage for this persons unsubstantiated claims and hatefilled propadanda.
If we were to use this criteria for banning people or otherwise censoring speech here, almost everyone would be gone. There's always going to be someone who thinks that they have been wronged, that a fact is not right, or that an assertion is offensive. We apply generally accepted principles of what is "acceptable" in a community like this and try to keep out things like porn, blatant attacks on other members, etc.
Isn't there some forum rules about such posts that can not be backed up? each post slanders the people of Newfoundland, Canada, in general, and specific public figures. The latest one is a claim that Hon. Loyola Hearn called Bridgitte Bardot a slut. And, it is unsubstantiated. Such slanderous claims that can not be backed up should be removed.
If it is written, it can only be considered libelous. Slander is spoken. There is much more to libel than just writing something that is not true about another. No one here is qualified to make that distinction and I'm not going to try. A person who feels they have been libelled has lots of legal recourse that they can try to pursue... I'd rather leave it to the courts to decide.