how should we handle bad press

how should we handle bad press  

  By: Fenris1990(Asgardian) on 18 April 2017, 10:14 a.m.

i bring this up because i see lots of videos on youtube about Asgardia claiming that we are some kind of cult or that we are the Illuminati ill just link the one video i came across tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sXgOybtqjY  let me know what you think are there any legal actions we can take to help stop this slanderous nonsense 

Re: how should we handle bad press  

  By: User 23596 on 18 April 2017, 10:26 a.m.

In most jurisdictions, slander is a two part test:

1. The statement made has to be able to be proven as false. So how do you prove that Asgardia has no association with an organisation that has apparently lived in the shadows for centuries?

2. The false statement has to cause quantifiable damage to the subject's reputation. To this I say, what reputation? There has been an announcement that got some media attention, but that is about it.

So in short, nothing can be done. You just have to let idiots be idiots and not argue with them - otherwise they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.


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Re: how should we handle bad press  

  By: User 3618 on 18 April 2017, 11:38 a.m.

Ugh. All the religious imagery.

Idiots will be idiots. This is not 'press', this is people making personal YouTube videos.

SUG

Re: how should we handle bad press  

  By: Fenris1990(Asgardian) on 18 April 2017, 12:03 p.m.

all good points Scarbs. i dont know why but that level of ignorance just drives me mad and i see it just about everywhere i go. im probably just overreacting i guess and should just ignore it.  


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Re: how should we handle bad press  

  By: User 54648 on 18 April 2017, 12:11 p.m.

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Reason: "This user no longer wishes to be associated with a tin pot banana republic"

Re: how should we handle bad press  

  By: Yovy(Asgardian, Comm Assistant) on 19 April 2017, 5:45 a.m.

The best thing to do is to ignore those guys.  At this point, that video is the equivalent to neighborhood gossip.  As far as actual press goes, I'd say we got pretty positive exposure.