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Demands to Correct, Retract, or Remove Libelous Information.  

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0005.022.0235
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Demands to correct or retract allegedly libelous material should be handled carefully. Removal of libelous information in print is not possible, and the standard course of action has been to publish corrections or retractions in an expeditious and prominent manner.4 , 5 Online versions that are close in content and form to the printed version and online-only content should follow the same policies and procedures. Online archives, which are considered part of the original publication, may be corrected, edited, or removed, and continued posting of defamatory material in an online version of archive—without an appropriate correction or retraction—may increase the risk of liability for the author, editor, and publisher....

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