Question: What do I do if have defamed someone online?Answer:
Sometimes we write things online without thinking about how damaging it can potentially be. If you have defamed someone online, or think you might have made a defamatory comment, you should delete your comment or remark immediately and hope that the target of the comment does not take legal action against you.
As with any kind of dispute, it’s best to try and resolve the issue outside of court. You can start by apologising for your comment. If the comment was made in published material, you can release a public apology or print a retraction or correction. You can settle on compensation for any harm they might have suffered as a result of your comment.