19.06.2016 - 12:50 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

Are You a SLAPP Victim? Tell Your Story to Congress

A SLAPP is a technique that’s used to silence speech on the Internet and elsewhere, usually because that speech is embarrassing for the plaintiff. Plaintiffs who bring SLAPPs often aren’t interested in winning the case. Their goal is simply to silence their critics through the threat of time-consuming and expensive litigation. SLAPPs threaten the defendants’ freedom of expression, as well as everyone else’s right to hear diverse opinions and points of view.