Taking Negative Online Stories — Offline
In 2013, Iraq War veteran Megan Welter was working as a cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals when she and her boyfriend got into a fight. She was charged with assault after video showed her attacking him.That led to a series of negative stories about her online.
But, last year, Welter tried to change that. Through a somewhat complicated legal process, she and her lawyers sued to get the bad press taken down. And according to my next guest, that process is not terribly uncommon.
Paul Levy is a litigator with Public Citizen Litigation Group in D.C. and specializes in online free-speech litigation.