July 16, 2024

Bucks: Cleaning Up an Online Reputation

Paul Sullivan, in his Wealth Matters column this week, takes note of the women who received Representative Anthony Weiner’s texts to make the point that their names will be forever linked to his in any online search. Yes, this is a high-profile example, but Paul says that all sorts of people can be negatively branded on the Web, even if they did nothing wrong.

Paul also says there are companies that can help people clean up their online reputations. Technology and security firms, for instance, often resort to burying the information as best they can. And some insurance companies offer coverage to protect against defamation and libel suits.

Have you had negative information about you on the Web — true or untrue? How did you deal with it? And did it have any effect on a job search, for instance? Tell us your stories below.

Article source: http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=59efbd35fcd8076ca5f1de330c380fbe

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