At present, there is there is no universal deﬁnition of defamation and there is not a set of elements that define defamation for judiciary concerns. How would a universal definition of defamation be beneficial?
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Universal defamation laws will provide legal protection even to social media providers whose reputation is destroyed on the internet. With the current defamation laws, different standards are employed when dealing with private individuals, public figures, or even public officials (Nieto, 2020). As a result, this poses challenges to the social media providers in identifying their position, whether they qualify to be a private or a public figure, when presenting cases where their reputation has been attacked. Thus, having a standard way of proving that a particular case is defamatory regardless of their position in society will eradicate this challenge.