Today we're going in depth about slander and libel. You should remember these from your earlier vocabulary lists.
a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation.
Example: a newspaper reports a story about a company that exceeds it profit goals by 200% every quarter pays its employees only minimum wage. The company has actually stuck to minimally steady growth with many levels of salaries and wages among its employees.
the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.
Example: a political candidate says their opponent is feeding money to ISIS when they are not.