Why Do Public Figures And Officials Have A Harder Time Proving Defamation?

3360 views • Jul 25, 2017

Public figures and public officials had a harder time proving defamation cases because they voluntarily trust them self into the public light. And because of that it's much more difficult for them to prove up cases of defamation, they have a additional burden that they have to prove called ‘malice' they have to prove that the person who made the statement about them made the statement recklessly or field to make an adequate investigation before they publish those facts.