A defamatory statement does not need to be in writing, it may be an image or even a gesture. The law does not define “defamatory material”. However in general law, defamatory material will deliver a “defamatory imputation”, if the material inclines to lower that person’s repute in the eyes of judicious members of the community, or exposes them to mockery or contempt. Facebook is home to the profiles of lots of people, some of whom are your friends, and some who may be less than friendly. If you see an abusive or slanderous comment about yourself on the site, use Facebook’s report feature to alert administrators. The site does caution, therefore, that not all content you find objectionable will automatically be removed. If the comment is not clearly slanderous, Facebook may not see fit to delete it. In that case, your best option is to block the other user so that she can no longer access your profile or see you anywhere on Facebook. The general method on Facebook for Removing Defamatory Facebook Contents is provided as follows;
Point your browser to the profile that contains the slanderous post — do not flag the post from the News Feed if you want to fill out a more detailed report.
Hover your mouse over the slanderous post until an “x” appears in the top right corner of the post.
Click on the “x” and choose “Report Post or Spam” from the drop-down menu.
Click on the blue “Report” link that appears beneath the “Thanks for your help” message.
For “Removing Defamatory Facebook Contents” choose the reason for your report from the options provided by Facebook. If the slander is about you, choose “It’s harassing me” from the options; if the post is about a friend, choose “It’s harassing a friend.” Click “Continue” to send the report. When you write something about a person or business online or even post inappropriate comments, if you don’t choose your words wisely, you risk being sued for defamation.
Note: The attached form is intended for reporting content posted on Facebook that you believe is defamatory under the law or otherwise violates your personal legal rights. Other types of reports will not be addressed through this form. Before alleging that content on Facebook is defamatory, you may want to seek guidance from a qualified attorney.