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Your legal rights

What are your rights if you find yourself on a Facebook "confessional" page, or something similar to it?

Attorney Greg Reeves of Decatur said posts on pages such as this are basically cyberbullying and those responsible for the posts could be sued for defamation.

Reeves said proving who is behind the page could be a challenge, and bringing that person to justice could be an even bigger challenge.

"The first thing they'd have to prove, clearly, is that that the statements are factual, not opinion and they are not true. Then you get into how you identify who is doing it," said Reeves.

He said you can also go through all of that and still not know the true source. He also said that you cannot sue the website, such as Facebook, because they have ‘forwarded protection,' which means they cannot be held liable for content.

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