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Unformatted text preview: saying that a person is unchaste, or making a statement about a persons profession or business. In the healthcare field, reporting communicable diseases to the health department as required by law does not result in defamation of character. 2. How does libel differ from slander? While both libel and slander involve defamation of character, their forms vary. Both involve false information, which can damage a persons reputation or business, but slander involves oral communication while libel involves written communication. Slander involves making statements in a transitory form, typically by spoken word. With the prevalence of electronic media, this can also be used to defame character. False statements made in online chat rooms may be considered libel. Libel is making false statements in written form in a durable medium such as a newspaper, magazine, or a picture/cartoon....
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