Saturday, May 26, 2018

That's not what "slander" means

PewDiePie made this tweet yesterday, in response to a Vice article:

I skimmed the Vice article in question, and I didn't notice anything that seemed grossly inaccurate.  But more importantly:  PewDiePie is mixing up the terms "slander" and "libel."  There was a scene in the first Spider-Man film where J. Jonah Jameson explains the difference:

How can anyone forget?  "Slander is spoken.  In print it's libel."

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